For any further information about the Bono Iacobus please call us on (+34) 902 190 160 / +34 981 568 521 or send us an e-mail: email@example.com
The Camino Primitivo or "Primitive Way" owes its name to it being the first recorded pilgrimage route to Santiago.
One of the first of the faithful to follow this route was King Alfonso II the Chaste, who, when ruling the Astur Kingdom, covered the route from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela in the first thirty years of the 9th century, in order to visit the Apostle's tomb, discovered a few years earlier. This monarch's contribution was key to consolidating the pilgrimage to Compostela by confirming that the remains belonged to James, son of Zebedee. By order of the king, a small church was built on the site of the discovery. The news spread among the community of believers, and thus pilgrimages and the organisation of worship of the Apostle in the incipient city began.
Historically, the point of origin of the Primitive Way lies in the city of Oviedo, the route from Oviedo being joined by pilgrims coming from the north of Spain and Europe. In the 10th century, with the consolidation of the French Way from León, the two itineraries merged in the municipality of Melide.
The journey from Oviedo to Lugo, entering Galicia through O Acebo hill, is a high mountain route. A large part of this itinerary is at an altitude over 800 m with continuous ascents and descents. These orographic features, together with a climate with frequent snowfalls and strong winds, make it a particularly difficult route. The demands of the route led to the proliferation of hospitals for pilgrims along the way.
A large part of the route runs through the heart of nature, crossing woods, mountains, rivers, streams, valleys, crop fields and small hamlets. It also offers the possibility of strolling through historic cities such as Lugo , the oldest city in Galicia with over two thousand years of history, where visitors must not miss its Romanesque cathedral with Baroque and Neoclassical facings, as well as a stroll along the Roman city wall which surrounds the historic city centre, and which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2000.
Download the coordinates of the resource that we present...>Click here for help on downloading in various formats
Stores all necessary information to organize your trip: museums, monuments, attractions, lodgings, restaurants...
Once you do, you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations
Already enjoying Galicia, here you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations
If you have a phone with GPS poderás see your location on the map.
Now you're back, you write that you think what you visited, and also mark that you could not see, to not forget the next!