CANTABRIA: THE ONLY REGION IN THE WORLD TRAVERSED BY TWO CHRISTIAN PILGRIMAGE ROUTES
Cantabria is the only region in the planet traversed by two Christian Pilgrimage Routes.
PILGRIMAGES IN THE CHRISTIAN WORLD.
Its pilgrimage is associated to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, where Jesus is said to have been buried and resurrected. Its pilgrims are known as "palmeros".
The Roman Jubilee Year is celebrated every 25 years. The next one will be in 2025, year in which the Pope will open the Holy Door of St. Peter's Basilica. Its pilgrims are known as "romeros".
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Its origin is related to the discovery of the Sepulcher of St. James the Greater in the 9th century. Its pilgrims are known as "concheros". There are several routes that lead to Santiago: Camino Francés (the most popular *, known as Camino de Santiago), Camino del Norte, Via de la Plata, Finisterre (epilogue).
SANTO TORIBIO DE LIÉBANA
The pilgrimage ends at the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liébana, which hosts the Lignum Crucis, the largest surviving piece of the True Cross. Its pilgrims are known as "crucenos or cruceros". There are several routes that lead to Santo Toribio. Ruta de la Montaña (is the most popular *, it is implied that this is Camino Lebaniego), Ruta Castellana , Ruta de los Asturianos, Ruta Vadiniense, Ruta Leonesa.
* The most popular routes have more hostels and markings.