Camino Inglés from A Coruña to Santiago
Camino Inglés from A Coruña to Santiago is the original route of the pilgrims from the northern European countries. They arrived to A Coruña by boat and began their pilgrimage from there.
History of the Camino Inglés from A Coruña to Santiago
It was in the 12th century when English and German crusaders visited the tomb of Santiago on their way to the Holy Land.
During the 16th century, with the collapse of the English crown with Catholicism and the birth of Anglicanism, the route’s popularity declined. Today it is recovering in its two variants, from A Coruña or from Ferrol.
This route from A Coruña is shorter than the one starting in Ferrol. It is less than a hundred kilometers long. Although the Pilgrims Credential can be stamped at every stage, it is not possible to receive the Compostela in Santiago, unless you are from A Coruña and have previously visited the Jacobean places of the city.
The Camino Inglés from A Coruña to Santiago is a great route for pilgrims looking for peace and quiet, as it is a very little traveled route. It also combines the maritime landscapes of the beginning in the Ría de A Coruña and the inland areas on the rest of the route.
A Coruña, the city of glass
The city of A Coruña is definitely worth a visit. We recommend you to take a long walk arround the town on the day of arrival. Be sure to visit the Hercules Tower, the oldest working lighthouse in the world (1st-2nd. centuries), which has been a World Heritage Site since 2009.
A stroll through the cantons with their traditional glass galleries or a coffee in the Plaza de María Pita, the great heroine who defended the city against the English, are a must.
Both by day and by night, A Coruña is a dynamic city, lively and of course open to the sea, with its incredible city beaches and endless promenade. There are also numerous museums and exhibitions where we can learn a little more about their history.
We cannot forget about gastronomy either. In Galicia you eat a lot and you eat well and A Coruña is no exception.
The entire route is generally quite affordable with just a few climbs, and it goes through rural areas and very pleasant forest sections as soon as we leave the city of A Coruña.