A rural house on the route is an excellent investment, as its popularity is growing, especially in the Xacobeo´s year, which ensures a high demand for accommodation for pilgrims and tourists. It also provides the opportunity to enjoy a historically and culturally rich environment, surrounded by beautiful and serene landscapes.
The St. James' Way is a historic pilgrimage route that runs approximately 800 kilometres from various points in Europe and ends in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Pilgrims walk following the yellow arrows and shells that mark the way, passing through breathtaking landscapes, medieval villages and historic cathedrals.
This ancient path has become a spiritual, cultural and sporting experience for thousands of people from all over the world. Walkers can choose different routes, with the French Way being the most popular. The journey can take several weeks to a month to complete, depending on the starting point and the pace of the pilgrim.
The St. James Way has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and attracts people of all ages and cultures. The route offers a unique opportunity to reflect, meet other pilgrims and discover Spain's rich history and traditions. In addition, the route has a well-developed infrastructure of hostels, inns and services to welcome travellers on their spiritual and cultural journey.
The Jacobean Year (or Ano Xacobeo) is a special year that is celebrated whenever 25 July, the feast day of St. James, falls on a Sunday, which happens every 6, 5, 6 and 11 years, respectively.
During the Jacobean Year, the number of pilgrims on the St. James' Way increases significantly, as many travellers and faithful take advantage of this unique opportunity to make their pilgrimage and obtain the special indulgences granted during this period. The celebration of the Jacobean Year also includes a series of cultural and religious events and activities that attract people from all over the world.