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  1. AJGuillaume

    Seeing the Altamira Cave & Museum from Santillana del Mar

    We are staying one extra night in Santillana del Mar so that we can attempt to visit the Altamira Cave and Museum. We undertsand that it would be a visit of the replica cave. From Google maps, it looks like it is only 30 minutes walk away. We will be there on a Wednesday in September 2018. We...
  2. SafariGirl

    Albergue at Eunate

    Hola, Could anyone tell me if the albergue beside the church at Eunate is still open please? I'm currently in Undués and was planning to stop there but have just read a post from 2015 saying it's no longer open. ¿Cualquiera puede ayudarme? ¡Gracias! :-)
  3. jgpryde

    LIVE from the Camino Boot Shrines?

    Can someone shed light on the mystery shoe(s) left as shrines on top of waymarks? Here are just two examples of anti have passed along the way. Boot Shrine 1 by jgpryde posted May 26, 2017 at 8:21 AM Boot Shrine 2 by jgpryde posted May 26, 2017 at 8:21 AM This last one, on the way to Villar...
  4. notion900

    Wonderful museum in Aldea del Cano

    I saw a notice in the public albergue about a private ethnography museum in Aldea del Cano, the Museo the Oficios and Tradiciones and set off to look for it. It was a little bit hard to find, in a private house in Calle Real (look for the round stone planters with flowers in - former horse...
  5. peregrina2000

    If you walk through Granada and want to see the Alhambra

    Note from mod — I have deleted this first post, because it describes a long and confusing process that is apparently now totally corrected. But there is still good info on this thread about buying tickets and entering the Alhambra.
  6. Coleen Clark

    Unburdening Point on the Portuguese?

    Camino Frances has Cruz de Ferro, where you leave the symbolic stone that carries all your burdens. I loved that part of my Camino, it was a high point. Now in August I will walk the Camino Portuguese, and I'm wondering if there is a like feature on this or any other route to Santiago? I've seen...
  7. CJ Williams

    Santa María De Eunate (april 2017 Update)

    Good morning everyone: I am starting a new thread here for updates about the re-opening of Santa María de Eunate. On Wednesday I will post information for everyone concerning the hours when the church will be open for visits and the changes that are coming. Subscribe to this thread if you...
  8. ouroboros

    Drought in Galicia: Portomarin ruins emerging

    This is Portomarin in Spain, through which we walked on the Camino de Santiago over that scary bridge in the distance...notice its two levels. Portomarin was flooded during Franco's era and rebuilt further above water level, hence the bizarre bridge. Camino pilgrims on the Frances route are in...
  9. peregrina2000

    Peace Museum in Gernika/Guernica?

    Has anyone visited the Peace Museum in Gernika? Can you describe how much of it is dedicated to the bombing and the Spanish Civil War? The web site gave me the impression that there isn't much. Thanks. Buen camino, Laurie
  10. scruffy1

    Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People)

    Before my upcomming assault on Santiago, I am going through my old albums, yes I love photo albums and...ah...well...that is...easy lad, cannot appreciate Picasa or other attempts at electronic photo storage. This popped up: the Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People). Always full of...
  11. CJ Williams

    News regarding Santa María de Eunate

    Good morning everyone! Gosh, I haven't posted anything in a very long time, and I have been largely invisible on the forums... lots of changes, challenges and transitions going on in my life! ;) I'm here today to share with you all one of the biggest and happiest of changes that has recently...
  12. jozero

    La Citadelle in St Jean Pied-de-Port

    Before we arrived in SJPDP we had heard about the Citadelle and that it was worth a visit. We didn't know much about it but certainly glad we did so, quite amazing for almost being 400 years old! I made a short video about our short hike up the day before we set out on the Camino for anyone...
  13. minaleigh

    Good Historical Sites?

    Hey all! My friend and I are starting El Camino towards the end of May and walking through June. I was wondering if anyone could suggest museums, churches, ruins, and other historical sites to visit on Camino Frances? And it doesn't have to be museums in the traditional sense, as even simple...
  14. Sue - Katoomba Snowgums

    Special places deserving exploration on C. Frances

    Hello everyone, I will be walking the Camino Frances starting March (yay!). I will have enough time to explore a few places along the route - has anyone any favourites? I'm not talking about albergues specifically, but perhaps gorgeous townscapes, friendly cafes etc. Or perhaps, any places...
  15. mspath

    Monasteries, Convents and Chapter Houses

    Perhaps you will find my list below of active Monasteries, Convents and Chapter Houses on the CF which host pilgrims to be useful for your planning. Active Monasteries/Convents/Chapter houses Along the CF Which Host Pilgrims listed by Etapa/Stage in geographic sequence from east to west along...
  16. xin loi

    Is this True?

    Was told that ex-military are leaving a set of their Dog Tags at the Cross of Iron since it is an old Roman Legion site. Taking an old set to leave there.
  17. KinkyOne


    There have been many threads with excellent photos of windows, doors, animals etc., but I can't find one with bridges. So... here it is. I just hope we won't ruin pilgrim-rookies expectations when posting this... ;) Those are from: - Villava (over Rio Ulzama) - Pamplona (Puente Magdalena) -...
  18. LTfit

    Crosses along the Camino

    To continue with the photo themes here is one with a few crosses. [Edited by moderator to remove non-functioning links]
  19. wayfarer

    The story of your Stone at the Cruz de Ferro

    Coming from a remark about the varied geology of the stones which are placed at the Cruz de Ferro by pilgrims on another thread I decided to start this thread. Where did you get your stone, what type of stone is it, how far did you carry it and a little about its story relevent to you. When I...
  20. F

    Prehistoric cave paintings along Camino del Norte

    Hi, Does anyone have experience of visiting any of the caves where there are prehistoric paintings while walking the Camino Norte? Most likely, I will be transitioning between the Norte and Primitivo at Villaviciosa so may miss the major site at Altimira but will probably take a bus to see the...