Perfect music to do the Camino de Santiago (playlists)

Vivecamino recommends three playlists for you to walk the Camino de Santiago and live the experience to the fullest

Música tradicional en Santiago de Compostela - vlad_karavaev/iStock

Música tradicional en Santiago de Compostela - vlad_karavaev/iStock

Are you going to start the Camino de Santiago and don't know which music is the perfect one to do it? Don't worry, we'll help you with three different playlists so you can choose the one that best suits your style. Do you fancy relaxing, motivating or traditional Galician music to live the xacobea experience? Here we propose some ideas!

Music is an ideal companion to carry out the Camino, since you can listen to different musical styles depending on the mood with which you find yourself during the journey. Who wouldn't want to enjoy a relaxing playlist while looking at the beautiful landscapes of the Camino del Norte? or also, get into the xacobea culture thanks to Galician music. A perfect moment to listen to this style would be upon arrival at the Cathedral of Santiago, as it will welcome us as pilgrims.

Songs for the Camino de Santiago

The songs are the perfect companions for your day to day, they will go to the rhythm of your emotions and will make you walk with energy throughout the journey. It is true that during the trip there are days when we want silence, so one option is to listen to the nature around us. However, the songs in a custom playlist will be the fuel for the rest of the moments when we need an injection of energy.


Much research has shown that music has a positive effect on our behavior, affecting our mood and our state of mind. If you are doing the Camino, or you are planning to do it and you are looking for playlists, here we propose a list for you to start the day with energy and provide you with the energy boost you need.

We have the solution for that day when you find yourself somewhat discouraged or unmotivated. We have compiled a series of songs that will make your heart beat! You will find authors like Cabas, Sia, Heikki Rasilo, Rolling Stones, Inner Circle, etc.


Another perfect style for our playlist on the Camino de Santiago is one aimed at relaxation. Music is also capable of producing this phenomenon in our brain, in fact, many professionals use music to treat different pathologies, which is known as music therapy.

Relaxing songs are perfect to reduce the stress of our day to day. They also provide us with other benefits such as reducing the sensation of pain and improving night's rest. If, on the other hand, you want to meditate while doing the Camino de Santiago and reduce thoughts, listening to relaxing music will do it. You will find authors like Tracy Chapman, Amos Lee, Phil Collins, Guns N 'Roses, etc.

Galician traditional music

If you want to immerse yourself in Galician culture and live an authentic experience while you make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the best option is to listen to representative music. Traditional Galician music advances and evolves, so there is a wide variety of options to choose from!

The first references to traditional Galician music date back to medieval music, with some exceptions such as Martín Codax (13th century troubadour) or Don Dinís, since two scrolls are preserved with the lyrics and music of his compositions. You will find authors such as Quempallou, Xistra de Coruxo, Treixadura, Alvariza, Milladoiro, etc.


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