Here you can find in the form of videos and photos just some examples of the wonderful landscapes of the Northern Way and the green paths that will find every pilgrim who accepts the challenge of traveling on one of the most important routes that make up the Camino from Santiago. It is not the most crowded, nor the oldest, but for many pilgrims it is the most beautiful that can be transited, along with the Primitive Way, with the particularity that in many stages we will walk with the sea at our side.
The Northern Way was in the Middle Ages one of the routes most used by European pilgrims to reach the sanctuary of Santiago de Compostela until the advance of the Reconquista displaced the trade routes mainly towards the French Way, to the south, with warmer temperatures.Today it is undergoing a new greening, attracting the interest of many pilgrims, a fact that has been reinforced by its declaration in 2015 as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
As opposed to 65% of pilgrims who chose the Camino Francés to reach Santiago in 2015, the Northern Way still has a lot of progress in attracting pilgrims, registering a discreet 6% of the total (15,828 people). At present the regional authorities of the autonomous communities involved in the Northern Way are working hard to promote this magnificent route, something unknown by the bulk of the pilgrims.
The beauty of the Northern Way is unequaled, as shown by the photos and videos that the pilgrims of ViveCamino share with us each week. The green and mountainous landscapes are mixed with nocturnal postcards of some of the most beautiful cities of the northern geography of the peninsula, such as San Sebastián, Santander, Gijón, Oviedo or Bilbao, not forgetting some localities like Llanes, Ribadeo, Comillas, Laredo or Gernika.
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