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Address: Spain
Activities: Hiking, Walking, Biking
Description: A network of paths leading to a church holding the remains of St. James...
A network of paths leading to a church holding the remains of St. James (Santo Iago), the patron saint of Spain.
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Something You Will Remember Forever

I'm not a religious person, much less a Catholic one. But that's not what the Camino is about, the Camino is about brotherhood, perseverance, companionship, nature, beautiful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Macau, China
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Macau, China
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I'm not a religious person, much less a Catholic one. But that's not what the Camino is about, the Camino is about brotherhood, perseverance, companionship, nature, beautiful landscapes, picturesque little villages and blisters in your feet. I did the 800 kms from Saint-Jean-Pied-the-Port to Santiago de Compostela in 28 days. I knew this guy from the USA who did it... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had heard about the CDS from a person I met met whilst traveling in Cambodia. I was traveling solo and this girl decided to tell me about a great journey one SHOULD take as a solo traveller. Before she would tell me what this so called journey was she ask me to promise I would do it first. Me... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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222 attraction reviews
414 helpful votes 414 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My wife and I walked the Camino Frances last October and I wrote a Trip Advisor piece right after that providing a list of what I considered most helpful general hints. This time, after careful review, I plan to provide what I hope will be helpful advice regarding where to stay and what to eat. First, I want to be... More 

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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The commercial aspect of this journey takes too much away from the spiritual or religious parts. I would avoid Camino Frances. However, it is so rewarding and worth the visit.

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Genoa, Italy
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

I walked from Sant Jean Pied de Port to Santiago on December 2014. About 800km most of them very closed to the national highway. Visited places are nice but nothing special. No problem to follow the path and full of place where to eat and rest.

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have walked three different routes...The Camino Ingles from Ferrol to Santiago, The Camino del Norte from Irun as far as Gernika (...to be continued...) and The Camino Sanabres along the Via de la Plata from Ourense to Santiago. Each experience was different and I have fond memories of each. The Camino becomes an addiction...three years running for me and... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

I did the last leg of this trek with my mother, we booked it three days in advance with two bottles of wine in us. It seemed like a good idea at the time - and it most certainly was. Not only was it incredible fun with meeting people along the way - it made my mother and I closer... More 

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Cork
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

During October 2014 we walked the Camino de Santiago (know in English as The Way of Saint James) in Northwest Spain. We started our walk in the town of Sarria, located in the province of Lugo - just over 100 kilometres from the city of Santiago de Compostela. We travelled with a group in excess of 50 peregrines (pilgrims) the... More 

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Hey Camigos! (that's Camino + Amigo, which means friend). I first walked the Camino de Santiago in spring of 2013 from St. Jean all the way to Santiago de Compostela. It was an adventure of a lifetime. I'm not Catholic or religious by any means, but there is a palpable undertone to the Camino that cannot be missed. It's moving,... More 

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Escondido, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Jason's and Sol's knowledge of the history was staggering. I felt like I was walking through a college history lesson! So impressive. We all very much enjoyed their conversation, companionship, and caregiving on our behalf. Each evening they made certain our accommodations met our expectations and the food was great. I was so happy to have Jason, Sol, and Alberto... More 

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