Gastronomy is one of the highlights of the Camino de Santiago, especially if you decide on the Northern Way, walking along the Cantabrian coast to your right on the way to Santiago de Compostela. This route, which runs parallel to the Cantabrian Sea, makes the pilgrim feel privileged, for the variety and quality of typical dishes that you can taste after long stages.
The pilgrim will leave from Irún visiting autonomous communities like Basque Country, Cantabria and Asturias, until entering Galicia by Ribadeo, being able to find in each one great variety and gastronomic quality, each one with its particular seal, really recognizable, rewarding the pilgrim's stomach after The long and hard stages that await you on this route and at the same time warming your soul.
In the Basque Country, the pilgrim will find a great variety of dishes among which the pincho is perhaps the most popular and international, being able to take us to the palate authentic works of art for all tastes and pockets, with each catering place trying Distinguish themselves by creating their own skewers. However if ours are not the pinchos, we will also find a wide variety of fish and typical dishes like the cod to the vizcaína or the marmitako.
On the other hand, on our way through Cantabria our palate is not going to be unattended, finding us as much with typical dishes of the sea as the clams, crabs, nécoras or lobsters without forgetting the star dish of the region, the sardine. Nor should you forget about other specialties, such as the baked mountain.
Leaving behind Cantabria, we will enter the land of the cider, Asturias, which will reward the pilgrim of good food with impressive dishes of spoon like the fabada, the cheese of cabrales, the chorizo to the cider or the international cachopo, only for the most Brave
The Northern Way, like all the routes that arrive in Santiago, ends up entering Galicia and in his case he does it through the locality of Ribadeo. Galicia much less lags behind in gastronomic offer within the overall level of the North Road, which is very high. At the end of our journey, when the legs weigh more, it is time to feed our spirit with the best seafood, octopus, Galician veal and incredible desserts such as the Santiago cake.
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