The Camino de Santiago is at its core a Catholic Pilgrimage. Catholics have been making pilgrimage to the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela since the 8th century. Spain is still a Catholic country and the Church has a long history in Spain. All of that being said, today the majority of pilgrims who walk the Camino are not Catholic.

There are many beautiful churches along the Camino, some in places you would never expect, hidden away behind what might seem to be old and tired on the outside containing some of the most beautiful interiors. It is usually worth taking a moment to walk in and see what is there, even if you are not Catholic or even religious.

Here is a Google map of the churches along the Camino.