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CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

(WAY OF SAINT JAMES)

The Camino de Santiago, known in English as the Way of St. James, is a network of pilgrims' ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried. Many follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups.

The Portuguese Way of Santiago is the name of the pilgrimage route originating in Portugal and is one of several Camino de Santiago, the most important set of ancient pilgrimage routes in Europe, classified since 1998 as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Casa das Portas located in the village of Azinhaga is located on the Portuguese Central way.