The camino brings us many unique experiences from discovering and exploring another culture and taking in their ancient traditions that are as alive today as ever. People from around the world make their travel journeys which also begin with exploring some of the main sites and big city attractions before changing their street clothes to their full pilgrim – peregrino – gear as they begin stepping from city pavement to the natural land that will take them on their way to Santiago de Compostela.
A wonderful travel adventure experience can be to mark the sharp contrasts between modern day living and the hustle and bustle of the bright lights big city with the incredible peacefulness and natural setting of the camino. One can find in Madrid a little of both before beginning your camino adventure. It has been a great week exploring a city I have visited many times but always enjoy looking at through new eyes especially this spring as the incredible weather, sunshine and flowers blooming everywhere has everyone smiling as they walk and explore some of Madrid´s most famous and ancient sites.
If you are feeling up for a different Camino then you may enjoy exploring the option of the CAMINO DE MADRID – 651 Km to Santiago de Compostela. You can wander leisurely through the city enjoying the beautiful parks, museums and historical buildings and break in your walking shoes and legs just a little bit more before beginning your camino either in Madrid or whichever Camino Calls You!