A Confraternity of Saint James Guide
- Please donate to the Confraternity of Saint James
- …then download the pdf guide
Guide: Route of Routes Guide (pdf)
Why walk this route?
You know that Santiago is a pilgrim town and you may have seen walking pilgrims arriving in the Plaza Obradoiro before visiting the tomb of Saint James which has been the final destination for millions of pilgrims for hundreds of years.
You may not be able to walk several hundred kilometres to Santiago along one of the pilgrim routes but you might like to follow some of the routes for a short way and in doing so get a taste of the Camino, follow the same yellow arrows and other waymarks the pilgrims follow and see parts of Santiago often hidden from view.
You have arrived in Santiago and you only have a couple of days to see the city. The friends you have met on the Camino have dispersed and you’d love to keep walking, for example to Finisterre, but you just don’t have time. You may have been met in Santiago by a friend or loved one and you’d like them to get a taste of the Camino as well as seeing Santiago. Or you just want some time to yourself, to walk, sit, relax, reflect, remember and be thankful for the wonderful experience you have had on Camino.
These are only a few of the reasons you might wish to walk this beautiful and historic route. No matter which route you have walked your feet will once again travel a part of that route.