Ultreya e suseya
Pointers to the Camino de Santiago
I have collected here some pointers to web sites
where you can find interesting information about the Camino de Santiago,
the medieval route to the tomb of St. James the Apostle.
drop me a line
if you know of any sites that you wish to add to my list.
Last modified 10 June 2009, by Marco Lazzari.
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El Camino de Santiago
- a site at UCLA, but originally
developed at the Northwestern University (Department of Hispanic Studies).
Plenty of pictures and texts about the Camino (many documents are written
Xacobeo - the official site of the
Xunta de Galicia.
It is a very rich site on the Camino, available in several languages (english, galician, spanish, french, german, portuguese, italian).
There is also
a good guide for those who want to carry out
the route to Santiago by bicycle: follow the link
The official site of the city of Santiago de Compostela: general information and details about the Camino.
Chemins-compostelle, a great French site, where you can find maps of the Camino Frances, as well as of the other Caminos in Spain and France.
The whole Camino Francés mapped on Google Maps!
For pictures of the Camino with captions in 6 languages, you should visit www.santiago-compostela.net.
of a pilgrimage from Le Puy to Santiago (on foot) written by Andrea Kirby:
don't miss it.
A short guide for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela,
written by Antti Lahelma
(this seems to be a mirror copy of the original one,
should definitely read it, but everybody
will appreciate this page.
At www.caminosantiago.com you shall find
one of the richest sites about the camino: plenty of information,
detailed maps, historical notes and practical advice for those
who want to make the pilgrimage on foot, bike or even on horseback.
Available both in Spanish and English.
jacobeo.net is an other
multilingual rich site (S, GB, F), with an original discographic section
and good FAQ's.
The site of the Fundación Árboles para el Camino
provides interesting annotated aerial maps of the Camino.
From Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela
- a pilgrim's report,
available both in
written by Paolo Giaretta, who travelled by
bicycle from Roncesvalles to Santiago in 8 stages.
very rich site
from Switzerland in
German, French and English.
Plenty of useful information - an enormous
and every saturday,
there is a new issue of
an electronic magazine about the Camino.
you will find a portal about the Camino, with pages in Spanish, English,
French and Portuguese; an interactive map provides rich information
about the route.
Salvador Miranda shows us
his own Camino. Really useful the "what to bring" section.
An other pilgrim on the net:
Daniel Sancho Ehlert
describes (in Spanish) the Ruta de la Plata, from Sevilla to Astorga.
Daniel maintains an interesting
set of links to web resources
about regions and towns on the Route (not necessarily sites
devoted to the Camino).
rich of very nice pictures is managed by Guy Veloso and Antonio Fonseca
will provide you with many good references to the Camino
Pilgrim's ways in Middle Ages
(Strade di pellegrinaggio nel Medio Evo) is a large site of the Italian
Associazione Lombarda di Studi Jacopei per il Ripristino degli Itinerari
Compostellani, Romei e Ierosolimitani,
managed by Dario Monti and Rosalba Franchi.
They deal (in Italian) with many aspects of the pilgrimage,
with reference both to Santiago and to the other major pilgrimages
of the Middle Ages.
The Junta de Castilla y León manages a site that describes
(in spanish) the Camino through
Castilla y León;
there is historical and touristic
information, with a hypertextual organisation that allows you to
visit their pages either by following the Camino or by focusing
on specific themes (gastronomia, museos, Semana Santa, camping).
some descriptions of the
which occurr during the Semana Santa;
some notes on
(by the way, I had wonderful meals at the Bodega Regia (León)
and at the Bodega da Leo (Villafranca).
Friends of the Road to Santiago
- the unofficial site
of the American friends of the Camino. It is an old page and the
association does not exist any more (I think).
But you can also visit the
site of the American Pilgrims on the Camino,
a non-profit organization whose objective is to facilitate communication and camaraderie between U.S. pilgrims.
Walking the Camino de Santiago:
you can find here a rich list of classical books on the Camino.
Eurovia – Website of the Association for The Establishment of European Pilgrimage Routes.
José Roberto Pinto de Almeida and Aurelio Moreira da Silva
"are two engeneers, that planned to cross Santiago's Route by bike,
when attending to an extension course at the Universidade do
Estado do Rio de Janeiro".
After their trip, they developed a
site "to show to all the ones who appreciate nature, arts, and
adventurous sports, adding bits of magic and religiosity,
that exists a milenar route
that leads pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela, in Spain,
perfect to be crossed by
bike, waiting for anyone who wants to take a chance".
There are versions of their site in
Among their interesting pages, I would suggest to have a look at:
for those who want to face the Camino have been written (in French)
by Maria de la Calle Escudero
and Jacques Boissaire.
A great site, that you should not miss, if you wanto to reach Santiago on foot.
There is also a blog on the Camino,
On the way to Santiago -
Tales from the Camino,
written by John Mifsud - tales, discussions and pictures from the road.
And what about Simone Luchini, who built a site where
he copied my own page, in order to protect it from any possible virtual storm
over the net?
I couldn't miss a link to
please note a
very useful page
with "technical advice" for facing the pilgrimage.
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