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  1. Stephan the Painter

    Pre-Camino Travel Ideas

    My plan is to start The Camino Frances right after Easter, around April 15, 2020 from SJPP, weather permitting. But I will be arriving in Madrid April 1. So I’m trying to decide what to do. I’ll be spending a few days in Madrid looking at the art museums, but then I’ll have about 10 days, of...
  2. t2andreo

    Official Holy Week (Semana Santa) Schedule...

    I received this from Santiago this morning. I converted it to a .pdf file and am attaching it here. It is the official Cathedral schedule for the formal Holy Week observances through Easter on 21 April. This affects life in and around Santiago. As the Cathedral is 'offline' for renovations, pay...
  3. A

    Booking accommodation in Easter week?

    Hi! I'm setting out on my first Camino in the end of March from Burgos. My boyfriend can only get a few days of work, and is planning to meet me in Sarria (the 16th of April) and we'll do the rest of the walk together. That means we will arrive in Santiago either Easter day (21st) or the day...
  4. A

    Should I book accommodation for Easter

    Dear All, This will be my first Camino, I will start at 13rd of April form Pamplona, and I'm not sure about Easter. I heard Easter time is nice in Spain, so I'm really excited about it:) However I don't know what will be open in that 4 days or should I prebook the accommodation (because of...
  5. lissie45

    Starting in April 2019 - avoiding crowds so we don't have to pre-book

    Sorry I know it sounds miles in advance - but its not when you need to buy airfares from New Zealand! We are old and fat with some health issues - I don't expect to walk more than 20km day maximum, we are also tourists and want to spend extra days in the bigger towns - we love Spain - but have...
  6. G

    Easter on the Camino - please share experiences

    My family of four (2 children) will be walking the CF next year and will be somewhere around Burgos at the Beginning of Easter. I have googled 'Easter on the Camino' (one site - https://www.followthecamino.com/blog/easter-on-the-camino/ was informative). I am not necessarily asking for...
  7. peregrina206

    Cf April - Misc Questions Easter, Etc

    Hello Fellow Pilgrims! It has been 16 years since I completed my camino. It seems like that was in ancient dinosaur times...pre smart phone, etc. LOL. Glad to find this forum though for help on the current state. :) I can only do a portion during vacation and plan April 10 to 21 starting in...
  8. W

    Le Puy route during Easter Week?

    I am thinking of beginning my Camino in Le Puy at the beginning of April. Is there anything I should know about walking at Easter season? Do gites shut down, or are they harder to book? Is there any place near the beginning of the route that I should spend Easter? Are there any Catholic masses...
  9. C

    Semana Santa

    Hola! Does anyone have any particular suggestions for the Portuguese during Semana Santa? I was in Jaca and Pamplona last year during Holy Week and REALLY enjoyed the nightly processions, etc. Does Portugal celebrate to the same extent, or would I be better planning to get to Tui by then...
  10. Tincatinker

    Good Friday in Ponferrada

    A good friend and a primer peregrina starts from Ponferrada Good Friday. Can anyone advise on local festivities?
  11. SYates

    Easter on the Via de la Plata

    I am seriously considering doing the Via de la Plata next year, possibly around Easter. Any suggestions on which places not to miss when? I am thinking of leaving 'some when' before Good Friday and experiencing Lent and Holy Week on the Camino. Suggestions? Tips? Thanks, SY
  12. ivar

    Easter 2015 in Santiago de Compostela

    The program for the processions and the Cultural Events for the 2015 Easter week has now been presented. See attached PDF document (Galician only). Holy Week in the most spiritual World Heritage City Spring enters Santiago de Compostela accompanied by the awe-inspiring processions of the Holy...
  13. S

    Camino de Portugués-2 wheels and the wrong way round

    Hi all, I will be in Pontevedra for a football tournament at the start of the Easter hols and will make my way back to base in Madrid via the Camino Portugués (or Camino de Madrid if previous idea not feasible). As I am going the 'wrong way' with a dire sense of direction this will be a...
  14. T

    Walking the Camino with 4 teens on Easter 2015

    Hello, I finished my first Camino by bike from Belgium this year. My stories inspired 4 of my cousins (between 12 and 16 yeras old) and we are planning to do the hike from Sarria to Santiago in 2015. We need to start on the 4th of April, which means we will be walking on Easter and the day...

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