A wheat field near Los Arcos, one of endless agricultural scenes that pilgrims walk by on the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. Also known as The Way of St. James, the Camino an ancient Christian pilgrimage that has become a mostly non-denominational spiritual walk today.
The typical route for the Camino begins at Saint Jean Pied de Port in France, and travels 500 miles through four of Spain’s 15 regions, ending at the 9th century Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, the supposed burial place of St. James, one of the apostles of Jesus.
The journey along the Camino takes walkers over the Pyrenees Mountains, past vineyards and eucalyptus forests and it dotted with Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture. UNESCO declared the trail a World Heritage Site.
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