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Making the Camino de Santiago in León, route of villages, bridges and hospital hostels

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I don't know if Antonio Machado made any stage of the Camino de Santiago, but he perfectly summed up the spirit of, probably, the longest, most important and oldest pilgrimage route in Europe, with those verses of "Walker, there is no path, the path is made by walking… ".

The Camino de Santiago, although it has its final apotheosis in Santiago de Compostela, in the tomb of one of the most famous apostles of Christendom, is more spiritual than religious, more introspection than mysticism.

Believers and nonbelievers are drawn to the urge to get to know themselves better, to know their strengths and weaknesses, to enjoy the hospitality and camaraderie of strangers, the suffering of muscles and the pleasure of the heart, because all that and much more is the Camino de Santiago.

Although there are several routes, several roads, to reach Santiago de Compostela, including one that leaves from France, starting the Camino de Santiago from León is one of the most popular options for pilgrims.

The 300 km that separate León from Santiago de Compostela see the Camino de Santiago cross through cities such as the capital of the province, but also through many villages of medieval tradition or with well-preserved monuments.

It is not necessary to be a pilgrim to enjoy these villages and everything to see in León. This little route through the villages of the Camino de Santiago de León, with map included, covers only some of those that you can find along the way and serves as a guide for a trip to León.

Are you doing the Camino de Santiago or enjoying the tourism in the province of León, do not miss these recommended destinations to see and enjoy the atmosphere of the road, urban and rural landscapes and centuries of history.

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The starting point of this Camino de Santiago, León is also the one chosen for weekend getaways for many of my compatriots in Asturias, and myself. As I say, "the green must be watered" so if in summer there are times when for several days in a row the weather does not accompany the Principality, we always have the sun, the pools and the rivers of León.

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