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6 places you can’t miss in the Northern Camino

Have you decided to make the Camino de Santiago and chosen the Northern one (Camino del Norte)?

Then we’d like to help you so that your experience can be awesome, referring you to 6 places that you can’t miss.

The fact is that, although there are many more landscapes, villages, monuments… that you can’t miss in the Camino del Norte, we want to highlight these 6 places (if not, we would lengthen this too much):

1- Monastery of Samos

If you take our advice, do not just watch it from outside; it’s worth entering and visiting it.

It’s an architectural ensemble from the 16th to 18th centuries that comprises a neoclassical church, two cloisters, etc.

2- Comillas

If you’re traveling the Camino del Norte, you can’t miss taking a walk through the charming streets of this noble and aristocratic town, seated over hills that shelter its lovely beach and its little harbor.

We recommend touring the old square, the church, and some houses in the town center featuring the popular architecture of the 18th century.

3- Enjoy the Cantabrian Sea

It will “wash your feet” in a large stretch of the route, that through the Basque Country and Cantabria lies along the shore, very close to the sea.

It’s a really spectacular stretch that leads to Castro Urdiales.

4- Walking among vineyards

Another landmark in the Camino del Norte, although it should be said that it’s true for every stage of the Camino de Santiago, is having the possibility of walking among vineyards.

In this case, you can travel through the vineyards where the delicious Txakoli wine comes from.

5- Faro de Plata (Silver Lighthouse) in Pasajes

You just can’t miss the views from the Faro de Plata in Pasajes, as they will rest engraved forever in your memory.

A panorama of the Gulf of Biscay that, although being tough to accomplish due to the steepness of the stairs, is really worth it.

6- Playa de las Catedrales (Cathedrals Beach)

The 26th stage of the Camino del Norte stretches from La Caridad to Ribadeo… We recommend a lot that you to take advantage of this stage, or the next one, to lose a little time and go to the Playa de las Catedrales.

We don’t have much to say that haven’t yet been said about this natural marvel.

And we end saying that in future articles we’ll show you other places that you can’t miss in the different Caminos: Francés, Aragonés, Primitivo, Portugués…

RTVE’s “El Camino de Santiago por León”, in its entirety

Spanish public TV broadcaster TVE has been showing for the last two months, in its show “La aventura del saber”, a 8-part documentary series about “El Camino de Santiago through León”. For those who could not catch it, we have compiled in this post the 8 episodes:

Episode 1 (Sahagún to Calzada del Coto) (min. 44:49):

Episode 2 (Bercianos del Real Camino to Reliegos) (min. 10:30):

Episode 3 (Villasabaariego to León) (min. 14:12)

Episode 4 (Chozas de Abajo to Villar de Matarife) (min.: 14:08)

Episode 5 (Santa Marina del Rey to Villavante) (min. 13:34)

Episode 6 (Villadangos del Páramo to Astorga) (min. 15:18)

Episode 7 (Santa Colomba de Somoza to Ponferrada) (min. 11:55)

Episode 8 (Camponaraya to Villafranca del Bierzo) (min. 13:53)

We now have a Youtube channel!

We are glad to announce a new social media channel through which to share news, views and information about the Camino and about our service. It’s our new Youtube channel.

From now on, we will be publishing videos in our channel on a regular basis. For the moment, here is the first of them, a mini-visit to Villafranca Montes de Oca: