El Camino de Santiago

Here I will update the reference pages I use to plan my outings to El Camino de Santiago, videos that have caught my attention, books, people I follow, statistics, any survey I do and its results … everything that I consider of interest. Besides, this way I don’t have to look for them again (that would be too much) and I can update them with your contributions. Here is some initial information for the newbies.

Ultreia…!! Et Suseia!!

Where does the Camino de Santiago begin?

The Camino De Santiago starts at your doorstep. There are many routes: Camino Francés, Camino del Norte, Camino Portugués, … but they all start when you put on your backpack. Here you can see the most used in recent years. Try checking the information on the Gronze.com website.

Burgos cathedral
the French Way of St James
routes length
Illustration of the Cathedral of Burgos on the French Way

Where does the Camino de Santiago end?

The Camino de Santiago ends at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in the Plaza del Obradoiro. Did you know that Compostela means “Field of Stars” (campus stellae)? Here is a map of the area.

Some pilgrims, more and more every day, extend their Camino before returning home to Fisterra (Finis Terrae, The End of the World). Here is the route from Santiago de Compostela.

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How long is the Camino de Santiago?

The length of the Camino de Santiago depends on the route you follow. Here is a small table with the data of the main routes both in kilometers and estimated days and the number of pilgrims who have traveled it since 2004.

Ruta / RouteOrigenDistancia / Distance (km)Etapas / Stages
Camino FrancésSaint Jean Pied de Port (FR)76633
Camino del NorteIrún87334
Camino PortuguésLisboa61325
Camino PrimitivoOviedo31314
Camino InglésFerrol1186
Camino Portués de la Costa)Oporto30413
Extensión Muxia / FisterraSantiago de Compostela904
Camino de InviernoPonferrada26310
Vía de la PlataSevilla95642
Camino Francés por AragónSomport83138