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Thank you for this link, @mspath. I am enjoying reading it. Apart from the fascinating depiction of the history of the Camino, the appearance of the word hallazgo is lovely - it took me a while to capture the meaning when first I came across it! Another word I love is here too, el auge.
I have copied and now paste a piece of the article that is relevant to this day, 20th March. I will search for it on internet. later.
Buen, camino, Margaret.
Thank you, as always, for your yellow arrows.
A las 6 de la tarde (las 5, hora solar), si no está nublado, un rayo de sol entrará por una ventana lateral de la fachada de la iglesia de San Juan de Ortega, cerca de Burgos, e iluminará el capitel de la Anunciación, donde está representado el momento en que el ángel Gabriel anuncia a María que será la madre del Mesías.
El relieve incluye también, entre otras, la figura de San José durmiendo y el nacimiento de Jesús, con buey y mula incluidos. El momento en el que los rayos solares recorren la escena de piedra, conocido como “el milagro de la luz”, se produce en toda su plenitud en esos dos días especiales del año, los equinoccios, cuando el día y la noche tienen la misma duración.
 

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Pamplona to Santiago (2013)
Le Puy to Pamplona in segments (2013 - 2016)
Pamplona to León
Thank you so much @mspath. This article conveys so much information that is found only occasionally in bits and pieces on this forum. For example, how the number of foreigners who come to walk or pilgrimage is so immediately beneficial to the Spanish communities along each route, but, after they go home, they spread the word leading others to come. And then many come back to walk again (no news to us who read this forum), but some also return to Spain as tourists.

I read Google's English translation which seemed flawless, though I can't be sure of that.

Highly recommended.
 

Marbe2

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Informative article.

For those who minimize the spending and impact of pilgrims on Spain. Article states that

“Since 2006, the Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago analyzes the spending made by pilgrims and since 2017 this exceeds 300 million euros per year. The pilgrim makes less consumption than a tourist but his stay triples the time and his consumption is focused on local goods and services.:
 

lt56ny

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CF(2012) Le Puy/CF (2015) Portugues (2017) Norte (2018) CF (2019) VDLP?
Informative article.

For those who minimize the spending and impact of pilgrims on Spain. Article states that

“Since 2006, the Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago analyzes the spending made by pilgrims and since 2017 this exceeds 300 million euros per year. The pilgrim makes less consumption than a tourist but his stay triples the time and his consumption is focused on local goods and services.:
A fact I am sure is not lost on the local communities across Spain wherever a pilgrim is found.
 
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Madrid 2019
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Português 2020
Informative article.

For those who minimize the spending and impact of pilgrims on Spain. Article states that

“Since 2006, the Federation of Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago analyzes the spending made by pilgrims and since 2017 this exceeds 300 million euros per year. The pilgrim makes less consumption than a tourist but his stay triples the time and his consumption is focused on local goods and services.:

I think the next line is also worth quoting (edit: I see it was actually quoted above anyway!):
El peregrino hace menor consumo que un turista pero su estancia triplica el tiempo y su consumo se centra en bienes y servicios locales.
Something like: Pilgrims consume less than tourists but stay three times longer and their consumption is centred around local goods and services.
 
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Marbe2

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I think the next line is also worth quoting:

Something like: Pilgrims consume less than tourists but stay three times longer and their consumption is centred around local goods and services.
Yes @jungleboy! And when I reflected on this, I thought how many little dying isolated towns in many countries would also be happy to have these pilgrims/walkers coming to their areas and bolstering their mom and pop establishments. .
 

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