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Some people even walk from France to Galicia. Why? What draws people there? Explain?

Some people even walk from France to Galicia. Why? What draws people there? Explain
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It's the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail to Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the location of the alleged tomb of the apostle St James. The track has been walked by pilgrims for over 1,000 years. The one you're referring to is the Camino Frances, which is around 800kms long, and these days more than 100,000 people walk all or part of it annually. Most people still walk for religious, or more often, spiritual reasons, a few just because it's there.

I walked in 2006 and 2007, and am considering walking again in 2009 - I must have some masochistic tendencies!! And I'm still trying to work out why I do this.

Google Camino de Santiago or Camino Frances and you'll find heaps of websites and useful information.

I don't know.. and I have walked the camino twice! There is just something very simple and primal about walking all day, making so few choices regarding food, clothes etc compared with normal life, having to trust the universe for your basic needs. You realise that you need so few of the things that you think that you usually need.. and wake up happy every morning! My family has made a video of our experiences at if you are interested

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Originally it was faith.... Santiago de Compostela in Galicia is one of the main pilgrimage destinations for people of the catholic religion. The pilgrimage "Camino de Santiago" or Way to Santiago has been done for goes back to medieval times.
Now it is still a pilgrimage done by many people, some for religious reasons, some for health, others for adventure. It is very enthralling to most of those that do the road...some on foot, others on bikes, and even a few on horseback. And the sense of comraderie that develops during the walks is marvelous...
You can find details at the following websites:

A pilgrimage site: Santiago de Compostela:
So people walk the way of St-James from other parts of Europe:

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