Journey through magical land. Magical routes in Galicia.

Meigas ( Whiches) in Galicia From the groans of the pines in our vast forests to this coast of white sand that leans against the green of our mighty nature. Where high mountains fall over steep cliffs into the sea to contemplate mythological islands on the horizon. From the magic of the Queimada to the [...]
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Holy year 1965, return to the Jakobsweg, fifty-six years later.

Compostela, Holy Year 1965. On August 7th, 1965, four young pilgrims arrived in Compostela after 45 days on foot. Joaquín, Luis, José and Javier left their hometown of Granollers when they had just turned eighteen with the illusion that they were going on an adventure that would open the doors to a new chapter in [...]
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The St. James Way, one of the most popular destinations for New York Times readers this 2021

The St. James Way in the New York Times. Sam Michaux tells the New York Times that he walked the St. James Way four times with his grandfather. One, eighty years old and Catholic. The other, 35 years old and skeptical. Sam was first convinced by his grandfather in 2007 after the death of two [...]
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Xacobeo 2021-2022, the biennium of the Holy Year

Xacobeo 2021-2022 The beginning of 2021 brought us the news that the holy year the Año Santo Xacobeo will be extended for another year, that is, this time there will be a holy biennium, Xacobeo 2021-2022. The Vatican last week decided to extend the Holy Year 2021 to 2022 due to the exceptional circumstances of [...]
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Xacobeo 2021, the holy Compostelan year has begun.

Xacobeo 2021 We are finally starting a new year, a very special year. On the one hand, an unsettling, sad, unpredictable year 2020 is coming to an end, which we all like to say goodbye to. On the other hand, a year begins that is not just any year, we begin the year 2021, the [...]
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Every season has its own characteristics. Autumn gastronomy in Galicia

Autumn gastronomy in Galicia. It is nothing new to emphasize Galicia’s outstanding gastronomy. We love good food 365 days a year, but the seasonal products of autumn gastronomy in Galicia deserve special mention. These are the ones that offer us the best conditions for consumption and taste. At the same time we will help to […]

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Trick or treat? No, Samaín

The night of October 31st is one of the most traditional and special in Galicia, and no, it’s not that we celebrate Halloween, this is where we celebrate “Samaín”. You will of course be surprised by the great similarity to the celebration that made North Americans world famous. Samaín, a tradition deeply rooted in Galicia. […]

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Pilgrim: ¡You can hike!

Pilgrims: From July 1st, the St. James Way will be reactivated. Pilgrim: You can make a pilgrimage. Today, July 1st, at the same time as the opening of the cathedral and the pilgrims’ office, the routes of the St. James Way will be officially reactivated. Although some “early” pilgrims have already started their journey in […]

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Noite de San Xoan, noite de Meigas / The night at San Xoan; the night of witches / summer solstice

Noite de Meigas. June 23rd is celebrated for the summer solstice, the longest night of the year when we leave spring behind to welcome summer. It is also a magical night, a true “Noite de Meigas”. It is a festival that is celebrated in many cultures. This tradition in Galicia was preserved long before the […]

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Conference of the Order of the St. James Way on the future of tourism

Miguel Reguero, managing partner of Rutas Meigas and member of the Order of the St. James Way, took part in the multi-video conference organized by the Order last week, which was attended by knights and women from seventeen countries. This virtual meeting discussed the future of tourism in general and religious tourism in particular. The […]

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