Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago History Culture Architecture

Walking Guide to the Camino de Santiago History Culture Architecture

by Gerald Kelly
     
 

Entirely revised and updated in summer 2015 with more than 60 new pilgrim hostels and improved trail maps and urban maps.

A practical guide to walking the Camino de Santiago/Camino Francés with information about pilgrim hostels and services plus lots of background information about the history, culture and architecture of the places you will pass through

Overview

Entirely revised and updated in summer 2015 with more than 60 new pilgrim hostels and improved trail maps and urban maps.

A practical guide to walking the Camino de Santiago/Camino Francés with information about pilgrim hostels and services plus lots of background information about the history, culture and architecture of the places you will pass through.

It covers the Camino from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port to Santiago de Compostela and onwards to the coast at Finisterre and Muxia.

This guide grew out of the caminoguide.net free community-based guide to the Camino which is kept up-to-date with the help of feedback from pilgrims past and present.

The guide includes:

The Route: distances between places with pilgrim hostels, descriptions of difficult points along the route.

Maps: route maps showing the Camino in rural areas and large-scale maps of the major cities and towns showing the location of Pilgrim Hostels and other facilities.

Accommodation: up-to-date and accurate information about pilgrim hostels, the facilities provided and prices. (Please note, this guide does not contain information about hotels and guesthouses.)

Services: information about services (shops, restaurants, tourist information, internet, etc.) plus the dates of local festivals.

Sights: historical and architectural information about the sights you’ll see along the Camino.

History: a brief history of the towns and villages along the Camino, describing significant events, people and legends.

Gastronomy: descriptions of the traditional dishes to watch out for in the different regions and recommendations on where to try them.

Placenames: the meanings and origins of the names of villages and towns.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940033038923
Publisher:
Gerald Kelly
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
445,671
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

I first heard of the Camino on a visit to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port with my girlfriend. By chance we came across some pilgrims setting off with their backpacks for the long hike across Spain and she told me they were walking to Santiago. I was astonished! I could not understand why would anybody want to subject themselves to that kind of hardship. For whatever reason this bizarre notion was like a seed sown in the deepest corner of my sub-conscience, and a few years later there I was talking my first steps on my first Camino. Now, many years and many Caminos later, I still don't fully understand why people do this! This set of books grew out of my fascination for the Caminos and the people who make them special and my desire to give something back for all that they have given me. I wanted to provide pilgrims with up-to-date and impartial information for preparing for the Camino and for when they're walking.

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