Fall in love with León

The first part of our Camino begins in the beautiful, historic city of León. The city boasts ancient monuments and pieces of history dating back to the 1st century AD.

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Madrid: Hidden secrets in the city

The first stop on our virtual tour of the Camino is in the largest city in Spain and its beautiful capital, Madrid. A hub for business, government, and industry, Madrid is also celebrated for its rich cultural, artistic, and gastronomic components.

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Who were the protectors of the Way of St. James in ancient times?

By the 12th and 13th centuries, over half a million pilgrims were making their way across Saint James Way each year. At this point in time, kings and clergymen had begun to build hostels, roads, bridges, and hospitals to accommodate the needs of so many travelers.

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Why do people walk the Camino with a scallop shell?

The scallop shell is the most prolific and meaningful symbol of the Camino. Virtually all of those who walk the path carry a scallop shell tied to their backpack or their walking stick. It calls out to the world that you are walking the Camino and are a pilgrim on a journey.

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Why walk?

Writers, poets and philosophers have all pondered this question over time, and their answers often echo in one way or another the words of St. Augustine: “Solvitur ambulando.” (“It is solved by walking.”)

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