Pilgrims travelling along the Way of St. James for religious or spiritual reasons, and who therefore want to obtain the so-called ‘Compostela’ certificate at the end, as well as those... read more
Time of Year
Spring and autumn are usually the best times of year for undertaking the Way of St. James. You can thereby avoid the rigours of the winter and summer and, above all, the overcrowded hostels... read more
Clothing and Luggage
In the Middle Ages, walkers started out with little more than a bag, a staff or crook on which to lean, a cape for protecting themselves and a scallop shell on their chest as an identifying... read more
The stages are usually planned before undertaking the trip, depending on the starting point, type of pilgrimage (on foot, on horseback or cycling) and the kilometres you want to cover. Due to a... read more
Advice for the Disabled
Apart from following the general advice for pilgrims, disabled persons should pay special attention to their physical condition and prepare thoroughly before beginning. They should consider the... read more
During the early years of the pilgrimage’s revival (in the eighties), the present-day network of pilgrim hostels did not exist. Walkers were therefore put up in parishes, public places... read more
How to Enter Santiago de Compostela
Cyclists travelling along the Way of St. James can enter Plaza del Obradoiro via the same urban route as walkers and no prior authorisation is required. It is very important to obey the Highway... read more
How to obtain the "Compostela"
Those who manage to reach Santiago unaided, during any year, are awarded the “Compostela”, a certificate issued by the Pilgrim Office to certify that the route has been travelled due... read more
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