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  1. peregrina2000

    Ojo Güareña on the Camino Olvidado

    I’ve been doing some poking around the internet in preparation for another Zoom meeting on the Olvidado. I should stop, because I have been finding some amazing sites that are not on camino, just a stone’s throw away. But I was totally oblivious when I walked. Here’s one of the most amazing...
  2. VNwalking

    One day at a time, one photo at a time...

    We're all out here, waiting for the new normal to coalesce - and for the day when we can walk the camino again. These are undoubtedly hard times, on many levels. Lest we mire in the difficulties, many of us are turning to remembrances of walks past to keep our spirits up. So here is a place to...
  3. VNwalking

    Detailed Planning for Viejo/Olvidado from Pamplona

    Now that I have the hang of walking virtually after taking on the Invierno, I'm going to be more ambitous: next up is the combination of the Viejo and Olvidado from Pamplona to Ponferrada. I won't go any faster then I walk here everyday, so it will take a while (weeks? months?). As I go I'll...
  4. AJGuillaume

    Virtual (and very detailed) plan to walk the VdlP and Sanabrés (planning while in confinement)

    This year we were going to walk from Lisbon to SdC, after a few shorter walks in France and a week volunteering at SJPdP. As a result of Covid-19, we are now confined in Melbourne, Australia, and I have been keeping the dream alive by planning 2021 and 2022 (when I am not running after a...
  5. rappahannock_rev

    La Peregrina

  6. C clearly

    Detailed planning for the Camino Sanabres, March-April 2020

    Before COVID-19, etc., my 2020 plan was to walk the Camino Sanabres in the Spring. I haven't done this route before, although I did walk from Seville to Astorga in 2017. I have my spreadsheet ready, with distances, villages, optional stages, and a few notes. I have the Gerald Kelly 2020 guide...
  7. Bradypus

    Cruz de Ferro - plans for landscaping and redevelopment

    Local news sites have reported on plans to landscape the area around the Cruz de Ferro and add new toilet facilities and parking area. A project by the local authorities to be funded by a donation from an anonymous American pilgrim. Thanks to @SYates for pointing out the story...
  8. islandwalker

    Buying Alhambra tickets online system changes

    For anyone walking through Granada, this posting on a TripAdvisor forum might be of interest. It says that starting March 1st, instead of the current 29% of tickets being available online for 14 euros, there will be a progressive change to 70% being available online to private individuals. I...
  9. Richard DeMerchant

    Camino Must See

    We are hiking the Camino Frances from SJPDP to Santiago starting June 28th. In our research, we have come across a few "must-see" places and things on the Camino or just off the trail. I was hoping to get some suggestions from other pilgrims of places and things to see. For example, we would...
  10. Bonnie M

    If you had time to explore

    My husband and I are walking Camino Frances (from Burgos on 9/12) and our son has decided to walk Primitivo (from Oviedo on 9/26), We hope to meet up in Melide and finish together! I need to build in a few rest/tour days so we can sync up. What other towns/sites (between Burgos and Melide)...
  11. Sam Hardman

    What are your favourite places on the Primitivo?

    I don't like to overplan my Caminos and usually prefer to just walk until I am tired then stop. But, there are always a few places that are really special and worth planning a visit even if that means finishing a stage a bit early, or walking on a bit longer than usual. So, for those who have...
  12. Steven Light

    Las Huelgas

    Can anyone point me in the right direction for getting information about visiting the Las Huelgas Monastery outside of Burgos? When we were there last year there was a huge festival, which was fun, but I'd really like to be able to go inside and, if possible, view a music manuscript (Las Huelgas...
  13. peregrina2000

    Medieval Monuments on the Camino(s)

    Javier posted a link to a list of someone’s idea of the 13 most important medieval monuments on the Camino. https://es.aleteia.org/2018/12/14/13-imponentes-edificios-medievales-en-el-camino-de-santiago/ Pictures shown in a slide show by clicking. Only two are on the Francés, Frómista and San...
  14. Dorpie

    Camino Sightseeing

    Hi all, this is my first actual thread so please be gentle, I'm taking my dad on a drive roughly along the Camino Frances (from SJPdP up to Astorga, he's been to Santiago before) next week as his 80th birthday present, sadly he's not able to walk very far anymore so the Camino itself is out of...
  15. ShelleyW

    Tell me about the Monasteries along the Camino Francés

    I’m interested in which Monestaries welcome Pilgrams for meals , sleep and mass. I would love to hear of personal experiences with these intriguing historic places. Which monestaries are must see, which are maintained to accommodate, hours, restrictions etc... I would appreciate any current...
  16. Latecomer

    100 (or so) iconic images for Camino Francés video .. Any missing?

    < This post is just background.. Skip to next post in thread to see my preliminary list of iconic images. > I begin my first Camino Francés leaving SJPDP on September 11 (I did the VDLP in 2015). I am walking with my neighbor, our average age is 68. We have about 49 days available in Spain so...
  17. CJ Williams

    Santa Maria de Eunate: opening times and access 2018

    Greetings from Santa María de Eunate everyone! As most of you are aware, the church has been closed during the winter months. I am posting to let everyone know that we will be re-opening to general visits next weekend, on Saturday 24 March, in anticipation of the start of Holy Week, and will...
  18. Patti and George

    Significant places

    What are the most significant places and landscapes along the Camino Frances?
  19. peregrina2000

    As you plan caminos, don't forget this one!

    Just came across an article describing the Camino Castellano-Aragonés, which is really a gem, especially if you like small towns with lots of things to see, solitude, stunning scenery, and Romanesque (I'm thinking of you @VNwalking ;))...
  20. N

    Anyone know what these are?

    There are several of them just as you are starting to leave Sarria... Thanks!