The Bono Iacobus is a touristic service specifically designed for the St. James´ Way.
"This time, I'm walking along alone and I'm not well physically, which is why it's so hard for me to walk the Way..."
"The Way of St. James is a special experience because of what we are, not what we do in life..."
"When I walk four or five days, with only my backpack, I feel the peace and quiet of nature..."
"On the Way you learn a lot and it enables you to distance yourself from life forever. The atmosphere is incredible..."
"Walking the Way, I found an inner peace that comes out, and you realise you're completely in agreement with what you're doing..."
"When you get to Santiago, you are happy to have arrived, but you feel sorry because you've finished..."
"And the first time I did it, I realized what a person can do if you try..."
"I'm 60 years old, the fatigue takes its toll and my feet hurt, and maybe I'm a bit inconsistent, so I always intend to finish the Camino..."
"Antonia encouraged me, I got curious and came to see. My intention is to meditate, but it is not easy..."
"This time it was an opportunity to learn more about Lola. To live an experience on the edge, but of a certain harshness..."
"There are very hard times, too. Last year my bike broke down three times, and I was on the verge of walking away..."
"The Way is an experience of simplicity and joy, communion with nature and with all the faces or beings that live in my heart..."
The Vía de la Plata, the Silver Route, a natural path connecting the south and north-east of the peninsular, was originally only an expansion route for the Christian kingdoms towards Al- Andalus and a Mozarab transmigratory route towards the north. It later became a road for taking the riches, the plata, or silver, brought from America, which the bishops from Andalusia and Extremadura offered to the Compostela See. It finally just became a difficult Way to Santiago, though inspiring and attractive, for the pilgrims who came from these parts.
From Cordova and Seville, via Badajoz, Cáceres and Salamanca, the pilgrims arrived in Galicia. One section, aiming to avoid the high mountain passes, entered Portugal via Quintanilha and Bragança, but all of the ways coincided in Verín, overshadowed by the imposing fortress of Monterrei, then passing through Xinzo de Limia, between Laza, famous for its carnivals, and the natural park of O Invernadeiro. The route continues through Xunqueira de Ambía, with its cathedral-like Romanesque church, and Allariz, the historic and monumental town favoured by Alfonso X. In Ourense, the Pórtico del Paraíso of its grandiose cathedral is suggestive of the Portal de la Gloria by Master Mateo.
Crossing the River Miño by the widest span Roman bridge of those preserved from the Roman Empire, we see a varied landscape before us, scattered with Romanesque churches, stately houses and medieval bridges. Outstanding among them are the monastery of Oseira, a synthesis of all the architectural styles, the Oca stately house with its gardens and, finally, the sacred Peak (O Pico Sacro), from which one can see the towers of the Compostela basilica.
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!