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Way of Saint James: Camino de Santiago
A Site, dedicated to inform and to serve Pilgrims and the Tourists who wish to make: St. James' Way or Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago) or the Way to St. James (Camino a Santiago).
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Welcome to the: Way of St. James or St. James Way ( Camino de Santiago) or Camino a Santiago.
The Way of St James (Camino de Santiago) has existed for over a thousand years. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times. It was considered one of five pilgrimages on which a plenary indulgence could be earned (Jubilee). The others are the Via Francigena to Rome (Italy) and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem (Israel), Liebana (Spain) and Caravaca de la Cruz (Spain).
We distinguished between: Way of St. James or St James´Way (Camino de Santiago) and Way to St. James (Camino a Santiago.) The Way of St. James (Camino de Santiago), we will use it for strictly deals with subjects Pilgrimage and the Way to St. James when one talks about tourist and esoteric subjects.
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Now, you can acquire all the necessary one, to carry out the Way of a satisfactory form. Always, you must differentiate and have in the mind, if you go of: Pilgrim or TouristWe always have presents to ills, for being they, the travelling ones more perhaps needed aid and with greater fervor in Peregrinating to St. James (Santiago de Compostela). We valued the Faith, not the physical force.
Before initiating the Way, it remembers: Advice, Plan the Way, Physical training, Credentials, Luggage, we have not forgotten magical history, that he surrounds this route: The Way of Stars, the Way of the Goose, Knights Templar, Maria Magdalena, Merovingios, Game of the Goose, Legend, Esoteric, Bestiario, Calixtinus Codex, In these pages, we will help to decipher some you of the enigmas, as well as to know the Origins.
The Way's name in other languages
In Spanish: it is called El Camino de Santiago, El Camino, el Camino a Santiago, el Camino de las Estrellas, Camino Jacobeo, Ruta Jacobea or Camino del Perdón
In Galician, it is O Camiño de Santiago or Ruta Xacobea
In Basque, it is Donejakue Bidea
In French, le chemin de Saint Jacques
In Portuguese, O Caminho de Santiago
In Italian: il cammino di Santiago, il Cammnio di San Giacomo
In German: Jakobsweg
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Before Initiating the Way of St. James: It plans the Way
Before initiating the Way, it remembers: Advice, Plan the Way, Physical training, Credentials, Luggage. We have not forgotten magical history, that he surrounds this route: The Way of Stars, the Way of the Goose, Templarios, Maria Magdalena, Merovingios, Game of the Goose, Legend, Esoteric, Bestiario, Calixtinus Codex.
In these pages, we will help to decipher some you of the enigmas, as well as to know the Origins.
The experience of the Way of St James or St. James´Way.
Congratulations, you are going to initiate an unforgettable experience, that marked your life. We will try help, to make it easiest. At the moment, in the Way coexist Pilgrim and Tourists. Of both, we hoped: respect by the traditions and culture, as well as the perpetuity of a Way of Peace.
Fast advice to make the Way of St. James or St. James´Way.
Before planning the route and deciding the list of luggage, you must know the following questions:
1. How long you arrange to make the way.
2. As you are going to make the way: On foot, to horse, in bicycle?
3. In which time of the year you are going to make the Way.
4. As it is your age and state of physical training.
5. You are a personage VIP, you have some disease, discapacidad, third age,…
6. Never carry large Knapsacks. Advisable of 3 to 5 kg, maximum 10 kg. In the Way you found all the necessary one.
7. You do not forget: Documentation, isotónica water or drinks, sun hat, glasses, raincoat, very comfortable boots, very neat feet and wood cane.
8. Credential or Newspaper of Route.
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Requirements of Pilgrimage Route and Compostela.
So that a Pilgrimage is considered and you can obtain the Compostela, it is necessary * 100 km Walking on foot. * 200 km to Horse. * 200 km in Bike. Decided the Departure Point and the one of Beginning, you must BE CREDITED with a CREDENTIAL. The Credential is basic, to be welcomed in the Refuges. You can obtain it in: In the Refuges, the Associations or Brotherhoods of the Way of Santiago, certain Churches.
Physical requirements to make the Way of James or St. James' Way
The Way, requires a Physical effort, before initiating you must it: 1. To evaluate your physical state, as of the 40 - 50 Years, are recommendable, to carry out medical Chequeo, that I evaluated the possibilities of making it without risk for the Health. 2. It prepares your Feet: it eliminates the cut and short callosities, nails affluent. We advised to you, to use separator of fingers. 3. If you suffer some disease or you need medication, you do not forget the previous planning. It contracts our Services of Planning, Insurance of Travelling and the Transport of Luggage and Aid to the Travelling one. 4. It carries out a plan of physical training, that allows you, to support the long walks without risk for your health. 5. Unloading our Newspaper of Route and writes down all corresponding data a: Necessary medications, farmacológicas incompatibilidades and Allergies. We advised to you, that you take prescriptions to obtain them easily. 6. Olvídate of great Knapsacks. Advisable of 3 to 5 kg, maximum 10 kg. In the Way you found all the necessary one. 7. You do not forget: Documentation, isotónica water or drinks, sun hat, glasses, raincoat, very comfortable boots, very neat feet and wood cane. 8. Credential or Newspaper of Route.
Hygienic requirements to make the Way of Saint James
It is essential: Comb, nail clippers, Toothbrush, Dental Cream (advisable to replace by Dental Silk), clamps to shave, champú, soap, fresh colony, soapy toallitas and the women must plan the necessity of compresas.
Other Precautions and Recommendations to make the Way of St. James or St. James´Way and the Way to San James.
The Way, at the moment, does not present/display dangers, despite you must cuidarte and be cautious: 1. You do not drink in sources, if you do not have, the certainty that they are Potable. 2. It always takes to Water or Isotónicas drinks. We recommended, to take to a small ration of salt and bicarbonate to you, in case of anomalies acquires physiological serum. 3. Taken care of with the Dogs. You do not have acercarte nor to caress to any. In case of possible quiet attack quédate. 4. Not to touch to the bats and rats, they can present/display I infect of Rage. In case of mordedura, you do not kill the animal, tries to urgently capture it and ponte in contact with the medical services. 5. It turns out advisable to wear to Clothes and Knapsacks with Reflecting material. The matinales long walks or to the dusk usually are dangerous by lack of visibility. 6. You do not forget: Documentation, isotónica water or drinks, sun hat, glasses, raincoat, very comfortable boots, very neat feet and wood cane
Fast planner of the Way of St. James French.
Fast planner of the Way of St. James French
Way Time to use It forms To do it Population Seasons
French 32 days A pie Saint Jean Pied de Port Spring-Summer
French 13 días Horse Saint Jean Pied de Port Spring-Summer
French 13 días Bike Saint Jean Pied de Port Spring-Summer
French 22 days Walk Nájera Spring-Summer
French 22 days Walk Sto. Domingo de la Calzada Spring-Summer
French 21 days A Pie Belorado Spring-Summer
French 16 days Walk Carrión de los Condes Primavera-Verano
French 15 days Walk Sahagún Spring-Summer
French 7 days Walk Villafranca del Bierzo Spring-Summer
French 6 days Walk Vega de Valcarce Spring-Summer
French 5 days Walk O Cebreiro Spring-Summer
French 4 days Walk Sarria Spring-Summer
Mín. Recomen. 7 days Walk Villafranca del Bierzo Spring-Summer
Mín. Recomendable 6 days Walk Vega de Valcarce Spring-Summer
Mín. Recomendable 5 days Walk O Cebreiro Spring-Summer
Mínimo: 100 Km. Compostela 4-5 días Walk Sarria Spring-Summer
Like avoiding the Dangers and upheavals that entail to make the Way of Saint James.
The dangers are minimum, basically fruits of the imprudence or lack of danger feeling.
1.- Accidents of Traffic. He gives just as you are a traveller, cyclist or horseman. Desplázate always in Indian row, uses clothes with reflecting and respects the motorists.
2.- Heat flush. Almost every year there is some victim. Hat, water, rest, you do not forget that you are limited.
3.- Great Knapsacks. A great weight in the knapsack, can causarte injuries in the column that are not reflected later until many years.
4.- Tendinitis. Typical of pilgrims with great physical preparation, that do not value nor dose the effort.
Like realising and in which age the Way of Saint James
On foot or Walking
The enchantment is in realising: Way on foot, with Faith, without haste, in short stages, visiting the Monumental places and catching the Magical Conditions of each Place. Going of another form, you will arrive at Santiago de Compostela, but you would not catch the essence from the Way to Saint Jacques.
As alternative you have: it travels to Horse and in Bicycle. They will allow you to obtain " Compostela" or accreditation of to have realised the Way. More than the three quarters, they realise the peregrination walking, the rest in bicycle and horse.
On foot, one takes more, evidently, but also more cultural visits in each town are made and it is known in depth many companions of peregrination.
Bicycle o Bike
To realise it in Bicycle, is advisable for very long routes, realised in just a short time and for sportsmen very preparations. In bicycle, it is possible to be gone from Roncesvalles to Santiago, in one or two weeks, but never, the same contact with the rest of pilgrims and the same atmosphere of peace and tranquillity will be obtained that walking produces.
A minority, realises the horse way, we advised against is peregrination form, because we have verified that becomes an equestrian exhibition, very beautiful, but typical of fair, apt for the inadvisable Tourism and for pilgrims. Also, it presents/displays the disadvantage, of which there is no an infrastructure adapted for these animal. We will work in obtaining a minimum infrastructure. The Way of the Silver, where the stages are very long, turns out the suitable way to do it to Horse.
For some years, we have seen an increase of Central European Pilgrims, that realise the Way in: Covered cart, Donkeys throwing of small carts of hand, to take to the children. True angelical stamps. We create, that these you complete forms to make the way, perhaps are the used ones by the Pilgrims of Greater Faith. For that they are crippled and they must realise the Way with Car of Support or in Buses, to say to them that the important thing, is its Faith, the accomplishment of its Way, the others are norms.
Pilgrimages of Europe: Santiago de Compostela, Spain