The Camino closes ends 156,964 pilgrims the period of June, July and August; 7% more than last year

Last August, the barrier of 60,000 pilgrims reached the Cathedral of Santiago (60,411), the second best historical mark of that month, only surpassed last Holy Year 2010 (61,542 pilgrims).

Fernando Borjas
03/09/2018 09:34

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Last August, one of the best remembered in the Camino

Now that August has ended, and with it the three months with the most influx of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago, it is time to take stock of this period, which brings us to a record balance once again. The high season of this 2018 leaves us numbers of heart attack in the Jacobean route, with a spectacular quarter that exceeds almost 7% (+ 6.946%) the data of the same period last year (statistics collected by the Pilgrim Office of Santiago de Compostela).

The Camino de Santiago has reached 156,954 pilgrims during the months of June, July and August, some data that also improve those of the same months of 2017: in June 45,685 pilgrims arrived in Santiago (in 2017, 41,619), in July they arrived 50,868 (in 2017, 47,470) and in the recent month of August 60,411 (compared to 57,680 last year). The past month of August has been one of the months of greater historical affluence of those that have registries in the Way of Santiago, only surpassed by the month of August of 2010 (last Holy Year), when 61,542 pilgrims arrived.

The data continues to show that the Camino de Santiago goes through one of its most popular moments; the phenomenon manages to attract its most pilgrim routes than ever, breaking absolute records year and year as well. The Jacobean route continues to have a great claim among national pilgrims, which were 132,478 in 2017, although the number of foreign pilgrims has already outnumbered the Spaniards for years (in 2017 168,557 reached Santiago, 55.99%). Will the Camino get back to surpass the total data registered in 2017?

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