El Camino Mozárabe: flechas amarillas entre dehesas de encinas que recorren 14 municipios cordobeses hasta llegar a Extremadura
Desde Córdoba, el recorrido lleva al peregrino hacia Cerro Muriano, Villaharta, ...
This article describes a serious effort on the part of the province of Córdoba to. promote the Mozárabe. Anyone who has walked it knows that once you get to Granada, you’ve reached the end of the Almería amigos’ territory and things change. They’ve got € 200,000 to spend on the Mozárabe as it passes through Córdoba, and it sounds like it’s part of a larger funded project of almost € 2.5 million.
I think this kind of official effort is great, even though the expenditures are frequently done without much actual input from the people who know the camino best. The overabundance of signage on the Invierno, while local albergues are woefully needed, is a good example of how to spend millions of euros without necessarily addressing real needs. But I digress.... Maybe projects like these will help jumpstart more local associations. Anyone who looks at the entire trajectory of the Mozárabe (at least the branch from Almería to Mérida) immediately sees that it’s the local association that has been the primary impetus, and they have done this without a whole lot of government funding, just a lot of camino love, dedicated members, and some occasional grants.
I also think that it’s likely that one of the “leftovers” of the pandemic will be that more Spaniards will look for more things to do closer to home and these obscure caminos might be just the thing.
One of my hopes is to walk the Mozárabe from Málaga, in fact it’s on the top of my list for where I will go if the camino opens up to the US in the winter!