November 12, 2017 By sneha
What’s better than visiting a place where you can foresee the best of all the worlds? Where beauty meets peace, quaint and much more!
The Camino de Santiago is the place where you can explore everything at its very best. This place is known by a number of names such as Way of St. James, St. Jame’s Path, Road to Santiago and many others. However, all these names define one common thing for sure – the beauty of this place. Located in northwestern Spain, this place is the spot where beauty meets religion as well as old cultural traditions.
This place should surely be on your bucket list if you are spotting something that is as exotic and as cultural and traditional as you want to be. Because of all these reasons, this spot has become one of the most common sceneries of the region and people are often seen visiting this tranquil place for the reasons such as worshipping, adventuring, vacationing and many others.
The following are the reasons to walk the Camino De Santiago, once in your lifetime:
- Serenity and simplicity:
Nothing beats the simplicity as well as the serenity of any place. This spot is located distant from the hustle and bustle of the cosmopolitan world and therefore it fetches upon you an opportunity to indulge and enjoy the serenity and simplicity of nature. It takes you back to the basics, however, you do not fall short of leisure for it will keep indulging you in its tranquility and beautiful sightings.
- Rich cultural milieu:
For all those individuals who are always keen on pursuing the cultural or historical knowledge of a place, Camino de Santiago serves a paradise for you. As soon as you start exploring the place, you will pass towns, cities, and villages of all sizes having the most gorgeous monuments, churches and an array of historic landmarks. You can learn about their existence from the locals residing there.
- Religious facet:
Apart from being flanked by the lure from all the sides, this place is also known for its religious values and pilgrimage. The trail of Camino has been used by various pilgrims for centuries. People walk this place for various religious reasons. There are ‘holy years’ where the feast day of St. James falls on Sunday. People believe that during a holy year, the door of forgiveness is made open. Thus, all the pilgrims could have a plenary indulgence for the forgiveness of all their sins. Various other religious notions are also associated with this place.
- The beauty of nature:
Camino de Santiago is not just a place having a religious importance, but a beautiful sight that embraces the beauty of nature from all the fronts. There are some of the most amazing landscapes that are worth your sight. From the hills and woodlands of Galicia to the French Pyrenees – the splendor of this place certainly falls short of admiration. The coastal paths of the Northern Way are the choicest thing for you if you wish to get in touch with the allure of nature. Every sight offered by this place is unique. You can walk down the trails and the pathways for it allow you an easy as well as approachable walking.
- Food and adventure:
The adventure enthusiasts may have the time of their life for the Camino de Santiago entertains a number of adventure activities for all their visitors. Thus, as an adventure junkie, you can indulge in a number of activities such as trekking, hiking, strolling and much more. Likewise, the connoisseurs of food and all the food lovers may have a gala-time here as this place is a hub of some of the most delectable cuisines. Each region here has its own indigenous dishes, flavors as well as specialties.
The world is full of beautiful places and exploring these places is something that you must never miss. Visit the beautiful Camino de Santiago now.