Welcome to Fordham on the Way 2017, a student’s guide to the Camino de Santiago from León to Santiago de Compostela. Each year Fordham walks the Way, providing information, reflection, and insight into our experiences of this ancient pilgrimage route.
The Camino de Santiago is the traditional pilgrimage route from France across northwestern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, the legendary burial site of Saint James. One of the three major medieval pilgrimages and the greatest surviving itinerary for medieval monuments and landscapes, it has enjoyed a remarkable revival in recent years, attracting European Union sponsorship, the attention of media stars, and hundreds of thousands of walkers and pilgrims.
Our yearly pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela begins in León. We will walk west for 300 kilometers over a period of two and a half weeks. Here is what we have learned along the Way. Buen Camino!