Your Way To Santiago

The ritual at the Iron Cross

The Iron Cross, or “Cruz de Fierro”, is a monument located at the highest point of the French Way, in the Camino de Santiago. It is located in Mount Irago, between the Spanish cities of Foncebadon and Manjarin, within the Leon Mountains. On a knoll of stones deposited by the pilgrims, stands an oak trunk about 5 meters high, topped by a simple iron cross from which the monument takes ..

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The symbolism of the pilgrim gourd

The pilgrim gourd comes from a plant known as the legendary. Its fruit has been used as a household tool for thousands of years.The pilgrim gourd has been used over the centuries on the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. It was formed of a double belly, suitable to contain water, wine or any other drink. Its size used to be something less than one liter, and it was typical for the pilgrims to h..

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The “Holy Door” and the “Holy Years”

The Holy Door is located in the rear area of ​​the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, at the Quintana Square. This door is also called the “forgiveness door”, and the main goal for all the pilgrims arriving in Santiago is to enter through it to earn the Jubilee.Tour Camino de Santiago This door remains generally closed and it only opens during the “Holy Years”, those..

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Essential things a Pilgrim should carry on

Getting the luggage ready is one of the toughest tasks a pilgrim will face. The Camino de Santiago has taught us several things throughout the years regarding this important matter; we would like to share them with you to make your journey much smoother. If you pack light, you will go light. Most experts advise not to exceed 10% of your body weight on your backpack. Our experience tells..

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The Credential or Pilgrim’s Passport

The Pilgrim’s Credential used to be a document given to pilgrims during the Middle Ages as a safeguard for the Camino de Santiago. Nowadays, it is an essential document to do the Camino, a kind of passport for pilgrims that must be filled out with their personal information and stamped at each stage. The credential must accompany the pilgrims throughout the full Camino. The fundam..

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