In recent years the Camino de Santiago has acquired an important educational dimension becoming a great learning space. A formative, vital and experiential itinerary whose teachings have a great value for the students, making them grow both in their personal and spiritual dimension throughout the length and breadth of all its different routes. Learning that makes even more sense in a time as full of conflicts as adolescence, making the Camino de Santiago one of the most recommended school trips.

One of the elements that give this trip such a high formative power is the great number of values that are combined throughout the pilgrimage. It could be considered a school of humanism, citizenship and solidarity .

Valuing effort and sacrifice

Each student will approach the Camino in a different way, walking at a pace that is comfortable for them. In many cases it is difficult to maintain a steady pace and unforeseen events can arise (blisters, chafing, tendinitis, too much heat, cold, rain, etc.) In this context the famous phrase “The Camino makes us all equal” takes on its full meaning. We all get tired, sweaty, sore feet or blisters. Personal effort makes us all equal. And this is extremely important especially at ages when they tend to compare themselves with each other.

Row of backpacks in Obradoiro Square