The Portuguese Way goes through the roof in number of pilgrims

Through the Portuguese route to Santiago pass almost 9 times more pilgrims than 10 years ago, and the number may increase to 25% in 2019

Fernando Borjas
26/09/2016 09:55
Camino Portugués

Camino Portugués

The records surrounding the Camino de Santiago in recent years are not only related to the massive French Way, which is chosen every year by more than 70% of the pilgrims; the Portuguese Way, slowly and almost noiselessly, is getting older and doing every year? large numbers. Proof of this are the 43,151 people who traveled in 2015 compared to 5,507 in 2005, up to eight times. In 2016 the growth is not stopping either, with official forecasts of a return to break the record of pilgrims (at the end of August 37,439 people already had come), but it seems that the best is yet to come in the coming years; on the one hand the provincial council of Pontevedra stands at 25% the increase of pilgrims to 2019, while the Association of Friends of the Portuguese Way expected to triple figures for the Holy Year of 2021.

The success of the Portuguese route not only benefits from the booming worldwide Camino de Santiago we have experienced in recent years, if not of specific conditions that favor the choice of this variant. We talk about the formalization of the variant of the coast, which joins the main road in Redondela- Portuguese, the large number of services and service accommodation for pilgrims in the southwest area of Galicia where along the route and attractive offer ticket prices Ryanair to Porto airport. The success of flights to the Portuguese city would largely determine the success of the Camino de la Costa.


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Pedro Gómez
Pedro Gómez 27/09/16 01:20:47
Es una buena noticia, pero creo q no solo es este camino no? Escuche que este año han ido bastante bien todas las rutas.
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Pepe AM
Pepe AM 26/09/16 16:17:30
Si, aunque en sí el Camino Portgues no es el más bonito y está muy masificado, pero bueno, para gustos colores XD
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Alejandro Ruiz
Alejandro Ruiz 26/09/16 15:18:18
El Camino en general no para de crecer a nivel mediático. ¡Es una locura!
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ArnauRG 26/09/16 14:41:04
Y no es para menos, menudas estampas nos deja en cuanto a recorrido !
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