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UNESCO adds Camino del Norte to World Heritage List

UNESCO‘s  World Heritage Committee approved yesterday an extension of the Route of Santiago de Compostela, in order to cover the “Camino Francés” and the Routes of Northern Spain.

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The Camino on the Gipuzkoa coast. (C) Gouvernement du Pays Basque

The Camino, as such, had already been added to the World Heritage list en 1993; this decision extends the definition of the “Camino” to cover the following routes: coastal, interior of the Basque Country–La Rioja, Liébana and primitive routes.

Here is UNESCO’s press release.