Links to further information
General Pilgrimage Information
The Xunta de Galicia's official information site of the Pilgrimage to Santiago. A good place to start. The Splash Page is in Gallego, but the site has pages in Spanish, Spanglish, and various other languages. Has an extensive list links to other sites. Has recently added an automatic Camino planner application, along with loads of static information about all the Camino paths to Santiago.
Website of the Confraternity of St. James in England. In addition to its pages on the French Road, the site has information pages and links to other sites discussing the alternate routes. Offers some publications for sale. Its walking guides are of varying quality and utility.
The American Pilgrims on the Camino is the primary North American Camino support organization. They publish newsletters from time to time, provide Pilgrim Credentials, and best of all, host annual Pilgrim Gatherings with scholarly and practical presentations, workshops, and communal meals.
Much good scholarly and historical background information on the pilgrimage and its traditions, courtesy of our Godfather, Prof. John Dagenais of UCLA.
Federació Españ: de las Asociaciónes de los Amigos del Camino de Santiago. Mostly in Spanish, with some pages in English and French. Has enormous amounts of information on the Caminos. Includes oddities such as a list of the pilgrims who died on the road in 2007.
For those planning to undertake either the Northern or Primitivo routes, this is an official information site supported by the Government of the Principality of Asturias. Has a list of all the Albergues de Peregrinos in the Asturias. At the moment, this seems to be the only live link off the splash page.
Travel Information about Spain and Galicia
Tourist-oriented information about Galicia and Asturias. Has a section on
the Camino de Santiago. Much good info for first time visitors to Northern
Excellent tourist information on Galicia. Has listings for all hotels,
hostels, spa hotels, paradores, stately homes that accept lodgers, and other
types of tourist acommodations in Galicia. Some hotel listings hotlink to
reservation websites. Very useful as a trip planner.
Similar to Turgalicia.es. Has webcams and useful information on the city of
Santiago, places to stay, things to do there, etc.
RENFE is the Red Nacional de Ferrocarriles Espanoles (the national train system). The site shows timetables and prices for all services. Great for planning your trip.
ALSA is a private bus line, like Greyhound in the States, serving the North
of Spain. Shows timetables for many destinations not served by RENFE.
An English-language with links to loads of Camino-related information.
Websites about the Camino Primitivo
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