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Camino-themed escape/puzzle room

Anamya

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After arriving in Santiago and having a relaxing day, in April, my husband and I visited a lot of interesting places in the city. (I highly recommend the Pilgrim Museum and the roofs of the cathedral, if people have not visited them yet.)

To our surprise, we also found a puzzle room that was Camino-themed! We love riddles, puzzles, jigsaws and mental challenges in general, so we decided to take a look at the place, called Gallaecia Fugit (http://gallaeciafugit.com/)

A puzzle room (or escape room) is a room that you enter, the host will tell you a story, and then you have to solve a series of puzzles to find out the end of the story and get out of the room (usually with a time limit). In this one, the story was that the archbishop of Santiago had been kidnapped, and he hid the Saint's relics to protect them from the bandits. Your mission is to find where the relic is hidden, but you don't know which artifact you are actually looking for!

We had a lot of fun doing that. It was actually nice to see elements of the Camino respectfully inserted (or so it seemed to us) in an activity that most times aims at more 'nerd' audiences. We wrote our impressions here: https://lockmeifyoucan.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/gallaecia-fugit-reliquias-del-apostol-review/

Would you have any other recommendations of Camino-themed activities (besides walking the trail, that's a given for me! :D) that surprised you along your trips?
 
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@Anamya that puzzle room sounds like great fun. It is definitely on my list for the next time (if ever) I'm in Santiago!
A simple pilgrim themed activity that I enjoyed was a display/musem at the tourist office in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. My travel companions and I dressed in capes as ancient pilgrims and holding the little pilgrim passports we had been given, we walked through a series of rooms that recreated the ancient camino gathering sellos as we went for a 'compostela' at the end.
It was simple but it was also informative and surprisingly engaging.
 

Anamya

Keeping it simple
Camino(s) past & future
Camino Frances (2015)
Camino Portugues (2017)
Lebaniego (Planning)
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Hey good to know! Some time ago I began a thread about escape rooms in general. And we started to think how an excape room about the Camino would look like. Glad you found this one in the Pilgrims Museum.
https://www.caminodesantiago.me/community/threads/escape-room-with-a-camino-theme.43750/
Thank you again @Anamya ! Will certainly pay a visit next time when in Santiago and hopefully I will find some fellow pilgrims who want to join.
The escape room is actually beside the train station, I edited my initial post as it made it sound like it was in the Pilgrim Museum!

I LOVED your thread about camino escape rooms. Now I wanna do one with bunk beds, credentials to stamp and items to find inside a bucket full with socks to wash! :D


@Anamya that puzzle room sounds like great fun. It is definitely on my list for the next time (if ever) I'm in Santiago!
A simple pilgrim themed activity that I enjoyed was a display/musem at the tourist office in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. My travel companions and I dressed in capes as ancient pilgrims and holding the little pilgrim passports we had been given, we walked through a series of rooms that recreated the ancient camino gathering sellos as we went for a 'compostela' at the end.
Ooohhh, that sounds so good as well! I did not pass by Santo Domingo (I started my trip in Burgos), but it seems an awesome way to engage more with the camino history! Thanks for the suggestion!
 

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