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After organising twenty tour operators and journalists to visit Asturias and experience first-hand The Original Way of St James, we thought it would be a good idea to keep the cameras rolling and record moments from the five day Fam trip all wrapped around interviews done on the final day. The response by the visitors was impressive and 100% positive. We at Where is Asturias are very proud to have been given the chance to contribute to this project together with Costas Galicia, HUSA hotel group and other public and private organizations that made this happen, and look forward to introducing many others in the tourism industry to this jewel of ours in 2013. Asturias has the potential to become a five star destination for tourists looking for a uniquely different holiday experience and the responses in the above video are proof of that.

The Way of St. James is a pilgrimage route that goes to the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela. Santiago de Compostela is the final resting place of the apostle St. James, one of the first disciples to join Jesus. The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela is one of the most important to western Europe Christians. More and more people make their way to Santiago de Compostela every year, with more than 213,000 pilgrims in 2013, and a peak of more than 270,000 in the Holy Year of 2010.

There are many ways to go to Santiago de Compostela, and Where Is Asturias wanted to show guests the Original Way of St. James: the path followed by King Alphonse II the Chaste, considered the first pilgrim, on the discovery of the remains of the apostle.

The Original Way of St. James goes from Oviedo, where King Alphonse held court, to Santiago de Compostela, going through 7 different Asturian municipalities: Oviedo, Las Regueras, Grado, Salas, Tineo, Pola de Allande and Grandas de Salime.

Before arriving at your final destination of Santiago de Compostela, pilgrims and visitor will have the opportunity to enjoy and share the same experiences that our guests did.

Whether you choose to go to Santiago de Compostela on foot, bike, horse, or by any other means of transport, the best way to go is through Asturias.

Asociación Artur Galaica de Amigos del Camino de Santiago


If you want more information contact Where is Asturias at info@whereisasturias.com