Search 62305 Camino Questions

Roman Camino?

Kerryman

Member
On several stretches of the Camino Frances one walks on an original roman road, most of it perfectly preserved and functional.
Looks like that formed the early 'backbone' of the Camino for a long time through the history.

Which roman 'Via' was that, by name, and where to find more information about it? :?:
K.
 
Camino Way Markers
Original Camino Way markers made in bronze. Two models, one from Castilla & Leon and the other from Galicia.

Ulysse

Active Member
Here is my favorite link concerning the vias romanas in Northern Spain and particularly those leading to Galicia :

http://traianus.rediris.es/viasromanas/

This is serious work and after reading it you will know all about roman engineering of roads and bridges. Should be "compulsory reading" for all History enthousiasts before starting the Camino Francès.
 

Kerryman

Member
Ulysse:
Your info is exactly what I had been hoping to find. So interesting, and full of detail. Poor me, I wish I had known this before I went. This really adds yet another dimension to the Camino. :shock:
Many thanks,
K.
 

sillydoll

Veteran Member
Time of past OR future Camino
2002 CF: 2004 from Paris: 2006 VF: 2007 CF: 2009 Aragones, Ingles, Finisterre: 2011 X 2 on CF: 2013 'Caracoles': 2014 CF and Ingles 'Caracoles":2015 Logrono-Burgos (Hospitalero San Anton): 2016 La Douay to Aosta/San Gimignano to Rome:
Roman Roads

Wonderful site!
How awful that parts of the roads are still being destroyed today.
 
Create your own ad
€2,-/day will present your project to thousands of visitors each day. All interested in the Camino de Santiago.

Most read last week in this forum

I have booked stops for my first three days of the Camino Frances. Day 1 SJPDP- Gite Makila Day 2 Aubergue Borda Day 3 Hostal Burguete After that I might just wing it the rest of the way. What I...
I would love advice and recommendations from the forum. I am looking at pre-booking accommodation along the entire walk. Reasons: I am a stroller and don't want to have to rush to find a bed or...
Hi All, I’m Graham and I’m doing the Camino Frances from SJPDP starting second week of May 2023. (First timer) Just asking is a sleeping bag necessary, or would a liner be enough? I’m from...

How to ask a question

How to post a new question on the Camino Forum.

Forum Rules

Forum Rules

Camino Updates on YouTube

Camino Conversations

Most downloaded Resources

This site is run by Ivar at

in Santiago de Compostela.
This site participates in the Amazon Affiliate program, designed to provide a means for Ivar to earn fees by linking to Amazon
Official Camino Passport (Credential) | 2023 Camino Guides
Top