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Jan 27     ·     Shenda

Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage Statistics 2016

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Total Compostela’s 2016 – Record Numbers!

2016 was a Holy Year and as predicted the number of pilgrims completing the Camino de Santiago increased.  In 2016, 277,913 pilgrims received Compostela’s in Santiago, this is up from 262,458 in 2015.  However this number does not take into account those who didn’t make it as far as Santiago which would be a considerably larger.  Althought 2017 is not a Holy Year it is likely that the number of pilgirms walking the Camino with continue to grow.  Will we break the record again?

2016 Pilgrimage Statistics

2016 Pilgrimage Statistics

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Follow the Camino organises walking and cycling holidays in Europe for adventure seekers from all over the world. Since 2006, we’ve offered a great range of manageable walks and cycles for all age groups, in particular on the famous Camino de Santiago. We were the first ever tour operator to operate the Camino de Santiago by creating manageable sections along the main routes to Santiago de Compostela. We are often copied but never equalled!

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