As I was walking along the street with a friend here in Porto, my home city, I suddenly greeted a man on a bike with a big “Buen Camino!” the customary greeting between Camino de Santiago Pilgrims.
Millions of people from across the globe have walked the legendary path that is the Camino de Santiago, and ended their journey at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Let's take a look at how the city of Santiago de Compostela, the lighthouse of spirituality, was founded.
The Camino de Santiago is a network of hiking trails that cross the whole of Europe and end at the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the alleged final resting place of St James.
I first heard of the Camino de Santiago in the book, The Pilgrimage, by Paulo Coelho. Paulo Coelho walked the legendary French Way (Camino de Santiago Frances) back in the 1980s. He has inspired thousands of people to follow in his footsteps.
In 2016, I had the adventure of a lifetime.