GAES PilgrimRace 2019 - From 30th June to 6th july

Goals

``Spain, a country to discover”
PILGRIM RACE GOALS

Pilgrim Race is much more than a race. It’s a way full of places to discover, with centuries of history and opened to live new experiences. Hundreds of hideouts where you can stop and explore, where you can rest after a long stage.

 

Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain and also of the Community of Madrid. With more than three million habitants, it is a cosmopolitan city that breathes history and culture in each of its corners, counting on several of the most important museums and art galleries in the world. One of the preferred destinations not only in Spain but throughout the world.

Web: http://www.madrid.es/portal/site/munimadrid

Cercedilla

Cercedilla is a mountain town 56 kilometres from Madrid, shape by its History and geography. Its almost 40 square kilometres house many flora and fauna.

Web: http://www.cercedilla.es/

Olmedo

Olmedo, the capital of the Valladolid’s Mudejar Art Route, is a village in which it still has its medieval layout and has an incalculable historical heritage. In the Seventeenth century was called Villa of the Seven Sevens because of the churches, convents, squares, fountains, houses of “realengo”, gates of wall and towns composed it. Its name is due to the large quantity of elms that abounded in its territory.

Web: http://www.olmedo.ayuntamientosdevalladolid.es/

 

Medina de Rioseco

Medina de Rioseco is a high interest tourism point because of its history, art, tradition and natural environment. Declared Historical Site, Medina owns one of the most rich patrimonial heritages in Castilla y León, including one of the piers of the “Canal de Castilla”

Web: http://www.medinaderioseco.com/

Sahagún

Sahagún owns an impressive Historic-Artistic patrimony. Is one of the most importants locations of the “mudéjar” art in Castilla y León. Some of the architectonic treasures you can visit are the San Benito Monastery, the San Mancio Chapel or the “Torre del Reloj”

Web: http://www.aytosahagun.es/

Astorga

Astorga is always been an historical crossroad. Two of the most essential historical ways in the Iberian Peninsula come together into the city: “El Camino de Santiago” and “La Vía de la Plata”. Both of them have been witness of the different cultural influences that have turned Astorga into a friendly city, with an important monumental, historical and culinary legacy.

Web: http://www.aytoastorga.es/

Villamartín de Valdeorras

Villamartín de Valdeorras is a beautiful village of the region of Valdeorras with a rich cultural and archaeological heritage, besides being a locality with a magnificent wine production.

Webhttp://www.vilamartindevaldeorras.es/web2/?q=gl

Chantada

Chantada is a beautiful town located in the Ribeira Sacra, in which there are many Romanesque monuments, a delicious cuisine and a historic center that catches you from the first moment. The Winter Road runs through Chantada’s paths, even through an old Roman road in the beautiful town of Belesar.

Webhttp://www.concellodechantada.org/spa/principal.htm

Santiago

Santiago is the capital of Galicia; A city declared World Heritage by UNESCO thanks to its monumental beauty, extraordinary conservation and for being the goal of an ancient pilgrimage route: the Camino de Santiago, which since the 9th century transformed this place of finis terrae into a meeting point of the faith and the thought of the western world.

Web: http://santiagodecompostela.gal/