The Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago)
Known in English as the pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela is a network of pilgrims’ ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. Pilgrims from all around the world make this journey for religious purposes or with an eagerness for adventure. At the end of it all, many follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth.
Most pilgrims who have experienced this sublime journey, remember their passage through Grañón as a unique experience that changes the vision of the reality of the world and the people around it. A famous phrase from one of the most well-known hostels in town says: “Leave what you can or take what you need,” which perfectly reflects the spirit of Grañón, a town where they are used to giving without receiving anything in return.