What is the Camino de Santiago?

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The Camino de Santiago is a journey made by pilgrims who flock to Santiago de Compostela to venerate the relics of the apostle Santiago Maior.
Since the 9th century, thousands of pilgrims have visited the supposed tomb found in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, the pilgrimage was one of the most popular in medieval Europe, whose importance was only surpassed by Via Francigena (destined for Rome) and Jerusalem, full indulgence being granted to whoever did it.
After several centuries relatively forgotten, it is in the 1980s that the popularity of the Way has grown substantially.
The Way has become a spiritual and cultural itinerary of the first order, which is covered by tens or hundreds of thousands of people every year. It was declared First European Cultural Itinerary in 1987 and a World Heritage Site (in Spain in 1993 and France in 1998).
The Way is usually done on foot, but it can also be done by bicycle, on horseback, or even by donkey.

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