Myths of the Camino

While the Camino de Santiago has long enjoyed its prominent position in history, religion, and culture, it passes through many places that have their own stories to tell. Included below are several Spanish myths of monsters and transformations. ———————— THE LEGEND OF ALVARO PEREZ “This man, Álvaro Pérez, did not live much and, according to …

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Villafranca del Bierzo

Though Villafranca del Bierzo’s name can be traced back to 791, it has existed as a town for much longer than that. The first settlements in the area date back to the Neolithic age, but the first historically known group of people to inhabit the area were the Celtiberians. The town became more widely known …

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