After a particularly hard couple of days during one of my Camino de Santiago walks, a social media follower reached out and asked me “What are you doing this for? My reply? My reply was “I do it for the love!” I’m quite certain she thought I was a little crazy. Who walks hundreds of […]
Autumn Camino De Santiago. The Feira Franca Festival In Pontevedra.
In the first week of September every year, the town of Pontevedra turns back the clock 500 years to celebrate their medieval festival, the Feira Franca. Feira Franca can be traced back to the year 1467, when King Henry IV bestowed upon Pontevedra the right to hold a tax free open market for one month, […]
Summer Camino De Santiago. The Festival of Pimientos De Padron.
Padron, a town in Galicia and the last town on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago, is also known as the home of pimientos de Padron (Padron peppers), a Spanish delicacy served throughout the whole of Spain. True pimientos de Padron are only grown in the area around Padron. The season generally starts around the end […]
24 Hours In Padron On The Portuguese Camino De Santiago.
Padron in Galicia is the final stopping place before reaching Santiago de Compostela on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago Indeed, Padron may hold the earliest link to San Tiago (St James). He was known to preach in this area while on pilgrimage and his remains were allegedlly carried up the Ulla River to Padron (although […]
24 Hours In Caldas De Reis On The Portuguese Camino De Santiago.
Caldas de Reis is a small spa town in Galicia on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago with a long history dating back to the Bronze Age. The town which is the next stop on the Portuguese Camino de Santiago after Pontevedra, is best known for thermal spas that have been visited for centuries for the […]
24 Hours In Pontevedra On The Portuguese Camino De Santiago.
Pontevedra is the provincial capital of the Pontevedra region of Galicia, Spain. The city’s origins are linked to its strategetic location: firstly, during Roman times and, later, as a major stopping point on the medieval Camino de Santiago. Pontevedra rose to prominence during the 15th and 16th centuries, due to the city’s port and sardine […]
Buen Camino From Arcade On The Portuguese Camino De Santiago.
Arcade is a small village on the Portuguese Camino De Santiago in the Galicia region of Spain. The village serves as a stopping point between Redondela and Pontevedra. Arcade played an important role in the Napoleonic Wars. The Battle of Puente Sampaio was fought at the mouth of the Verdugo River between the 7th and […]