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Camino Norte promoted


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Cantabria will use the forthcoming Holy Year to promote the Northern Route, the first route taken by pilgrims to earn the Jubilee at the tomb of Santiago. Also called the Cantabrian Coast and Camino Alto it channeled the movement of pilgrimage from France and Central Europe, coming through Irun, with significant numbers who came from England and the Nordic countries, through the various ports along the coast.
Starting 1 January 2010 of a new Holy Year in Santiago de Compostela will give prominence to the Northern Way, which crosses Cantabria, highlighting the traditional combination of Cantabria with the Camino de Santiago, as it has the added dimension you can visit in just two days, the Lignum Crucis at the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liebana.
The Management Company of the Jubilee Year Lebaniegos, dependent on the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport, has long been working on designing a promotional campaign and a cultural program that will not only include the Liébana , but the acts will be distributed throughout the region.
This finance has benefited from tax exemptions granted by Xacobeo for companies to sponsor the event in Galicia and also of the communities through various routes Jacobean. In the case of Cantabria there several have already achieved sponsorship from major companies, which will serve to address activities to disseminate the Camino del Norte and at the same time, the conclusion of a varied cultural program.
These initiatives are complemented by others such as reaching travel agents and foreign wholesalers and journalists. Specifically, this week has been in Cantabria tour group from Asia and the Pacific, on a promotional tour of Green Spain, which coordinates tourism brand this year the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Sport, Government of Cantabria. And in the coming days to reach the northern community groups of journalists from various countries. Two of them from Sao Paulo. In Brazil, the Camino de Santiago has great prestige because of the writer Claudio Coello


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