The northern route of the Camino de Santiago increases year after year, their popularity The pilgrims’ hostel has a full house since early June
The old and over traveled road from the coast towards Cantabria Castilla was the Besaya.Unía towns of Santander and Santillana with Aguilar de Campo, where it forks to Burgos or Palencia. All are marked by small Romanesque churches and collegiate. Joined with the French Road in Carrión de los Condes. The other villages of the Costa also had their Jacobean routes connecting the plateau: Castro Urdiales by Balmaseda and Burgos, Laredo, through the port of Los Tornos, San Vicente de la Barquera to Treceño, and the Port of Cabuérniga Palombera to Reinosa and Aguilar, where it joined to the Besaya. There was also a branch that was close to Santo Toribio de Liebana to enjoy the indulgences attached to the visit of the monastery.
On the coast, the pilgrim enters the Cantabria collado the Hague Ontón. The route deviates by Baltezana and Alto de Helguera, avoiding Saltacaballos up to NATO, and Santullán Sámano before entering Castro Urdiales. Along this stretch there were several hospitals in some of which are preserved venerable ruins. Castro in the pilgrim has to pay to stage the Gothic church of Santa Maria and visit the Hermitage of Santa Ana
The passage of pilgrims by land remained Cantabria, preferably through the sea ports, after the great European wars interrupted the flow of pilgrims fromFrance.
Although the documentation is sparse, and the years have erased or blurred many of the tracks jacobeas, this route is now a very attractive alternative for those who may want a tour green and fresh.