• PLEASE NOTE: Please think twice before you travel to Spain now. More here.

Search over 55.000 Camino Questions

A donation to the forum removes ads for you, and supports Ivar in his work running it

Advertisement

Language question

Pepa

New Member
Hi everybody, just would like to know if "El Camino Inglés" is the same route that the Spanish call Sanabrés (or Mozárabe)? And why is it called "Inglés" in English, I know that Inglés means English, I'd like to know where that name came from.
Just being curious. :D
Pepa
 

KiwiNomad06

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Le Puy-Santiago(2008) Cluny-Conques+prt CF(2012)
No Pepa, they are not the same. The Mozárabe route is way down south joining on the Via de la Plata, whereas the Camino Ingles is right up north. There are people on the forum who know more about the Ingles....but I think the route gets that name as English people could take a boat to a northern harbour and walk to Santiago from there...
Margaret
 

Pepa

New Member
Thank you Margaret, I see what you mean.
But I looked at a Spanish forum and I don't find the Camino Inglés on their maps, what do they call it in Spanish? Anybody knows?
Pepa
 

Bridget and Peter

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Home to Reims 2007
Reims to Limoges 2008
Camino Ingles 2009
Limoges to Gernica 2009
Gernica to San Vicente de la Barquera 2010
San Vicente to La Isla 2012
La Isla to Santiago Sept/Oct 2014
http://www.mundicamino.com/

On this Spanish camino website the Camino Ingles is still called the camino Ingles!

The Camino Frances is called French because the French pilgrims travelled that way, and the Ingles because the English pilgrims (and Scandinavian and anyone else who came by sea to the north west Galician ports) came that way.

There are so many routes with lots of names it cam be very confusing. Mundicamino and the CSJ are good places to look at to disentangle them!
 

Bridget and Peter

Active Member
Camino(s) past & future
Home to Reims 2007
Reims to Limoges 2008
Camino Ingles 2009
Limoges to Gernica 2009
Gernica to San Vicente de la Barquera 2010
San Vicente to La Isla 2012
La Isla to Santiago Sept/Oct 2014
Sorry, it seems the Mundicamino site is sending a dubious warning of viruses, which himself says is rubbish and to be ignored.
Bridget
 

Advertisement

Booking.com

Similar threads

Camino Conversations

Camino Conversations

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Forum Donation

Forum Donation
For those with no forum account, it is possible to donate here as well. Thank you for your support! Ivar

Follow Casa Ivar on Instagram

Most downloaded Resources

When is the best time to walk?

  • January

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • February

    Votes: 10 0.8%
  • March

    Votes: 56 4.2%
  • April

    Votes: 200 15.1%
  • May

    Votes: 329 24.9%
  • June

    Votes: 96 7.3%
  • July

    Votes: 24 1.8%
  • August

    Votes: 27 2.0%
  • September

    Votes: 381 28.8%
  • October

    Votes: 158 12.0%
  • November

    Votes: 17 1.3%
  • December

    Votes: 7 0.5%

Camino Forum Store

Camino Forum Store
Top