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  1. T

    Festivals May/June ?

    Hola, I'm planning on leaving around the 2oth of May from SJPP. I was wondering if there is a website or a list of village/town festivals going on during those times? I'm a photographer and would love to capture some other shots besides landscapes and village churches. Also, I've read...
  2. 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...
  3. Stellaluna

    How to avoid San Fermin?

    Hello all, For those of us with the unfortunate (fortunate??) departure date that will have us passing through pamplona during San Fermin what would the veterans recommend in terms of avoiding crowds and finding accommodation? I would most likely prefer to avoid the city entirely during the...
  4. Isabella Geno

    Camino in July

    Hi, I'm planning to start my Camino from SJPDP in early July. I've realised I will be around Pamplona during San Fermin. I'd love to hear from someone who has done the same thing. I was really looking forward seeing Pamplona and don't really want to have to miss it. Is it every day during San...
  5. 1mike12

    pretty crowded in Pamplona

    Just wanted to give you guys a heads up, I got to Pamplona yesterday at 1730 and almost all the alburgues were full. Luckily there were a few spaces at the alburgue ciudad 7. It's the first alburgue I've been to, but it was extremely clean and the staff super nice, and would I would assume...
  6. Tincatinker

    Good Friday in Ponferrada

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

    Market Days on the Camino Routes

    There has been some discussion about the days when weekly markets occur in various towns. I know that there was a market in Los Arcos on the Tuesday when I walked in 2010, and other have identified market days in different threads. Here is an opportunity to provide that information in one place...
  8. abejon

    Fiestas de abril. Sevilla 10-11/April/2016

    Just in time for las fiestas de abril, me and my old friend getting on our way from the cathedral Monday morning 11th April/2016. All reservations done and all equipment ready, except return ticket that is. Anybody starting same day? Let's take group picture. !Bonissimo Camino!
  9. 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
  10. zammy

    Arriving to Santiago for Xmas

    What day do I have to plan ahead for arriving to santiago in order to see festivities for Christmas?is it the 24th or 23rd?
  11. B

    Ponferrada - Santiago during Christmas 2015 info PLEASE

    Hello all, With limited time off work (20th dec- 3rd Jan) I would love to try and fit in some of the Camino over Christmas, from what I have read on this forum already and given my time scale, the Ponferrada - Santiago route seem the best fit. Agree or disagree? I am a bit worried about...
  12. B

    Closed albergues in Pamplona during San Fermin

    I ahve written about this in another topic but maybe not all will read it so here it goes... Fellow peregrinos. As some of you are aware I was trying to find accommodation in albuergues in Pamplona on July 5th-6th since I will be arriving pretty late (either at 22:00h or next day in the morning...
  13. 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...
  14. peregrina2000

    Markets in Asturias on the Norte

    Liz was looking for some information on market days on the Primitivo, and I found a website listing all towns in Asturias with market days. There are quite a few towns on the Norte, so I thought I'd post the link here in case any Norte pilgrim is interested. (In Spanish, but all you need to...
  15. ebrandt

    Market in Grado?

    I am supposed to be grading exams and so, of course, I am procrastinating! Here's my question -- I read somewhere that there is a very good farmers' market in Grado. I seem to remember that the market is on a particular day and/or that its opening hours are limited. Does anyone have any info...
  16. E

    Christmas on the camino

    Hi everyone, I am a third year medical student in the US. The summer before I started med school I did the Camino del Norte--one of the best decisions of my life! Now fast forward to third year. I took my boards in June, started third year a week later and went through a torturous break-up...
  17. HermanTheGerman

    New Years Eve on the Camino

    Here I am again, dreaming of all the Caminos I would love to walk if I had unlimited spare time in my life, such as the Mozarabe which hooks up with the VDLP, but realistically it would appear that the next Camino for me will be the Portuguese again over the christmas break. Last time I was...
  18. Camino2014

    Sampedros Festival in Burgos??

    Hello all, I'm currently in the small village of Villambistia, just two days away from Burgos. We plan to take a rest day in Burgos on the 30th and 31st of June, BUT there is the Sampedros festival going on all week!! Will this make it hard to find accommodation? Also, will things be closed...
  19. Carol06

    Market days and festivals in villages

    I am walking the Camino again next year and would love to know what days the villages and towns hold their local market days. I was fortunate enough to stumble across a huge market in Leon while there, and another in Belorado. I would love to know in advance what days I will find a market and...
  20. A

    Markets on the Camino Francis

    We will be walking from SJPDP to Santiago in mid May and I am wondering if there are many little markets along the route where we can buy fresh fruits and veggies to bring on our walk each day. I have seen quite a bit of info about bars and restaurants and where to eat but have not seen much...