April 23rd is Castilla y León Day
So here are some Camino related facts:
1. Of the 450 miles that make up the French Way from the Spanish border, 250 miles are in Castilla y León. That’s the yellow line in the map below.
2. There are more World Heritage Sites in Castilla y León than any other region (not country) in the world, (almost) all of them on Caminos to Santiago.
- Burgos Cathedral
- Old Town of Segovia
- Old Town of Ávila
- Old Town of Salamanca
- Camino de Santiago Francés (French Way)
- Las Médulas (León)
- Atapuerca (Burgos)
- Siega Verde (Salamanca)
3. The highest point on the French Way is in Castilla León (higher than the Pyrenees crossing); at Mount Irago, where the Iron Cross is.
4. Apart from the French Way, there are another 11 marked routes to Santiago that cross Castilla y León. See map below.
5. Our signature Camino de Santiago Tour starts in León, in Castilla y León
*Map courtesy of Castilla y León Tourism