Camino de Santiago - Castile and León, Spain

Camino de Santiago - Castile and León, Spain

The route of the French Way through Spain is more than 750 km long, and approximately 400 km pass through the Community of Castile and Leon. Throughout the march, we can find an incredible variety of landscapes, immense cereal fields to small valleys, passing through moors, plateaus and the beautiful views from the highlands. From a cultural point of view, the pilgrim will find a huge heritage from very different periods: from the prehistoric sites of Atapuerca to the museum of Contemporary art of Leon, passing through all the artistic styles you can imagine: Celtic castro, Roman villas, Romanesque churches, Gothic cathedrals, Renaissance palaces. Although there are many roads that lead to Santiago, the most common is the French Way, used by 63.37% of the pilgrims in 2016 (176,075 pilgrims).

Photo credit: View of the Camino leaving Castrojeriz. Tom Ambrose