The Camino Primitivo is the oldest of all the Caminos. It starts in Oviedo, and joins the Camino Francés at Melide, but some pilgrims walking the Camino del Norte start it from Villaviciosa. It was in Oviedo, then capital city of Asturias in 813, that King Alfonso II was informed of the discovery of the tomb of Saint James, and he made his way to the site at once, thus practically becoming the first person to complete a Camino (albeit not on foot).

Useful Info for Pilgrims

The compostela

In order to certify the completion of the pilgrimage, pilgrims have to obtain the compostela. For this purpose, back in history, badges were prepared, but…
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FAQ

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions. Hopefully they include yours too. About the Camino Isn’t the pilgrimage only for religious people? NO. According to statistics,…
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The credencial

The credencial is the pilgrims’ ‘passport’ on the Way, a 14-page, accordion-pleated document, obtainable in advance or during the pilgrimage. Besides some of the pilgrims’…
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