We had the pleasure of walking with Patricia Schultz, author of the phenomenally successful travel book 1000 Places to See Before You Die on the León to Santiago de Compostela leg of the Camino. Here, Patricia shares her thoughts on her experience with us.
For prospective pilgrims who are Catholic, 2021 is a very special year in the life of the Camino, in that it is a Holy Year, also known as the ‘Jacobeo' or ‘Xacobeo’.
The desire to make a pilgrimage is something that the faithful have had for centuries. Pilgrimages are a common feature of many world religions including Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Shinto.
Roncesvalles, a small village in Navarre in northern Spain and the starting point of the Duperier’s Authentic Journeys Roncesvalles to Burgos tour (Laurie Duperier’s favorite path!), has plenty of history and legend dating back to 778 AD.
Along the Camino de Santiago we walk over many old bridges.
You may have never heard of Lugo, but it is one of the oldest and most beautiful cities in Spain. Founded by the Romans 2000 years ago, it started as a small group of houses dedicated to the Celtic god of light, named Lugos.
Pilgrim traditions at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
The many ways of the Camino
Traveling with Authentic Journeys is the perfect way to enjoy the culture, nature and phenomenal gastronomy of the north of Spain. On this ancient route, you see all sort of churches, cathedrals, monasteries, bridges and public buildings dating from the Middle Ages. But there is more than Romanic and Gothic art on Saint James way. In Madrid, León and Santiago lie some of the most important modern art museums in Spain.