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Camino de Santiago
History of the Camino
The Camino de Santiago dates
back to the Middle Ages.
It's a network of pilgrimage routes from across Europe that lead to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia NW Spain.
The pilgrimage almost died out in the 20th Century but in recent years it has seen a huge revival.
Today, people from all over the world are drawn to the Camino. Over 350,000 people hiked to Santiago in 2019.
People walk the Camino for many reasons, some for religious or spiritual reasons, others because they enjoy the physical challenge, and some to get away from it all and connect with nature.
For many walking a Camino becomes a path of transformation.
The Scallop Shell is its symbol.
The Yellow Arrow its guide.
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