The Portuguese Way grows exponentially in 2017 compared to last year

More than 22% of the pilgrims who have already walk the Camino de Santiago this year have opted for the Portuguese route

Fernando Borjas
23/05/2017 12:34
El Camino Portugués crece exponencialmente en 2017 respecto al año pasado

El Camino Portugués crece exponencialmente en 2017 respecto al año pasado

The Portuguese Way is to be congratulated thanks to the results gathered during the first four months of this year: if last year at that time, 6,061 pilgrims (4,830 in the same period of 2015) had chosen this route, until 30 April 2017 did so at 8.234. This is a growth of 22.6% in just one year for the traditional Portuguese Way, an unprecedented data that shows the good moment for tourism in Galicia, especially in the area of ​​Pontevedra, with a Offering accommodation and services that attracts more tourists and pilgrims to the Camino de Santiago every year.

In the context of tourism boom that Spain is experiencing in recent years (10.1% more in 2016), Galicia stands out as one of the most benefited autonomous communities, beating records of visitors (more than 4,700,000 last year). The Jacobean Route is one of the major attractions of the region for foreign visitors and routes of the Camino de Santiago as the traditional Portuguese, are the ones that are most benefiting, although their numbers are still very far from those of the French Way, More chosen by national and foreign pilgrims traditionally (61.3% of the total).


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