Daily pilgrim arrivals since 2020

The Pilgrim’s Office of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela publishes every morning the daily pilgrim arrivals in Santiago the previous day. In the statistics section, the aggregate data are shown, so it is necessary to work a little on the data to see them distributed by days.

Daily arrivals

Here are the daily arrivals of pilgrims to Santiago since 2020. The truth is that no other daily data is published so we can only see the evolution.

Daily arrivals distribution

Here is the breakdown of daily arrivals by Path, Country and Origin from 2020. This way you will be able to know where pilgrims from a certain country started their pilgrimage. Of course, these are interactive graphs so you can explore the data.

If you would like to have other combinations by Age, Reason, … leave me a comment and I will update it.

Statistics Camino de Santiago

As you know, I also have available the comparative visualizations of statistics provided by the Office. Take a look and draw your own conclusions.

If you want, you can also see the results of the survey I have active for pilgrims (and fill it out if you have a few minutes).

Sources and data

The data are collected from the Pilgrim’s Office of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela on its home page.

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14 thoughts on “Daily pilgrim arrivals since 2020”

    1. My brother and myself never bothered with a certificate so I assume we and others are not counted in the statistics? Greetings Joe from Australia

      1. Yes… you’re right. The statistics only take into account those who have requested the Compostela or the distance certificate. It’s also my case on one of the occasions 🙂

  1. Hi Solvitur,

    Great webpage and insights into the Camino! I’m currently in search of data to create an engaging Data Visualization portfolio. I noticed the defunct API from the cathedral in Santiago and it seems like you have tapped into a different source. Could you help me out by sharing where you get your data from? I’m struggling to find a source that provides current data.

    Many thanks in advance and greetings from Cologne

    1. Hi David,

      I gather the data from the statistics page of the Pilgrim’s Office although now that they have changed to PowerBI, it makes me do it almost manually. For updated arrivals data, I use the Pilgrim’s Office home page which is updated almost in real time.


  2. Excellent website, that’s exactly what I’ve been looking for for a long long time. Thank you very much. Keep up the fantastic work!

    1. Tim! Thank you very much for your feedback! 😊
      If you want to see other dimension analysis, let me know. I’m thinking also to provide an API with the info by day… I’ve just tested it with an iOS Shortcut

  3. Great data. Thank you. Any chance you could add a path slicer to the top graph? Would be interesting to see a year over year comparison for each path individually.

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