It is expected that the influx on the Camino de Santiago will increase by 5% in Easter

The Xunta has "very good expectations" as far as pilgrims for these holidays in the Jacobean Route

Fernando Borjas
13/04/2017 02:10
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This Holy Week in which we are already in full is presented as very positive for tourism related to the Camino de Santiago. At least those are the forecasts that the Xunta de Galicia manages, as stated by the Director of Tourism of Galicia, Nava Castro, who has said that they have "very good expectations" in relation to the number of pilgrims who will travel these days on the routes Jacobeas Between 4 and 5% increase is the figure that is aimed from public institutions, a growth that has been repeated every year and year also each season lately.

However, Castro has assured that the Xunta not only looks for the increase of gross numbers in the Camino de Santiago, but a qualitative increase, objective for which it has put like example the investments that are being made in the Jacobean Route. Precisely this Tuesday Nava Castro has signed a collaboration agreement with mayors of localities of the French Way, in which the Xunta will invest one million euros to maintain the infrastructures "in optimum conditions", so that it can continue to ensure the quality and The value of the pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago.

The main starting points for pilgrimage traditionally on the Camino de Santiago are localities such as Sarria, León, Tui or Roncesvalles, which during these months, with good weather and holiday weeks, gradually increase the influx of pilgrims.

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