From León to Santiago de Compostela

Welcome to Mapping the Camino, a digital project sponsored by the Center for Medieval Studies, Fordham University. This multifunctional database features interactive maps of cities along the Camino Francés from León to Santiago de Compostela, providing a guide to the history and sights of the Camino de Santiago including information on preparing to walk, amenities along the way, and an archive of Fordham student testimonials in the form of a blog.

The Camino de Santiago is the traditional pilgrimage route from France across northwestern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, the legendary burial site of Saint James. One of the three major medieval pilgrimages and the greatest surviving itinerary for medieval monuments and landscapes, it has enjoyed a remarkable revival in recent years, attracting European Union sponsorship, the attention of media stars, and hundreds of thousands of walkers and pilgrims.

Our yearly pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela begins in León. We will walk west for 300 kilometers over a period of two and a half weeks. The above map charts the cities, towns, and villages along our route and provides the total distance we will walk each day. Our path runs from east to west (left to right on this map).