PHOTOS: Our Favorite Snapshots From José Andrés’ Pilgrimage Down The
Camino de Santiago
For centuries, thousands of Catholic pilgrims travel by foot along the
Camino de Santiago, or the Way of Saint James, to visit the cathedral reputedly housing the Apostle’s tomb on the coast of Spain. This year, famous Spanish chef José Andrés undertook the ancient pilgrimage, beginning in Astorga and ending in the port of Finisterre in Galicia. Faith and food, though, go hand-in-hand for Andrés, and he took hundreds of snapshots while on the long, long walk. Here are some of our favorites.
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Day 1: Astorga #CaminoDeSantiago
"mi primer sello! My First stamp!"
"rabanal del Camino -molinaseca"
"Gift of a farmer to a pilgrim! Mira que me han regalado!"
"After 25 km a great cold river swim at Molinaseca! Bañándome en Molinaseca después de 25 km!"
8.Only in Spain
"Best Green Peppers in the world! Padron peppers, worth it to travel only to eat them! At Casa Ramon in Molinaseca!"
"Templars castle in Ponferrada..."
10.The Pilgrim's Oak Tree
"El Roble del Peregrino en Rabanal del camino! Pilgrims oak tree! As many branches as possibilities we have in life.."
11.Breakfast, July 18th
"Day 4 :Cascabelos-o'cebreiro starting with Chestnut bizcocho and madeleines!"
12.Can one drink on the Camino de Santiago?
"I have never been to a winery before as a pilgrim!"
13.Apparently one can
"Tasting La Faraona 2012 with Ricardo P. Palacios! Incredible #Bierzo #buencamino"
"Stage 5: O'Cebreiro-Tricastela, 22 km..."
15.Hey, we know that guy!
"Another great Bierzo Wine...."
16.Grafitti for the weary traveler
"Tired and hungry after 7 hours walking....wild strawberries!! On the way..."
"Pollo con castañas! Farm Chicken WITH chestnuts"
19.July 23rd, Lunch
best berberechos Empanada ever! With corn dough.. #cabinpressure astonishing ! Maria is a great chef
20.Dinner in Murcia -- Hello, Friend
"Pig business ..."
22.July 24th, nine days after starting
23.The End -- at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
"Joy contained .. Infinite Sadness ...Galicians we are with you'!"
"Western Point in Europe."
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