2017 proved to be another record year at the Pilgrim’s Office in Santiago de Compostela with 301,036 Compostelas being awarded last year. Were you one of the lucky 6,643 Irish recipients of a Compostela last year?

2017 also saw an increase in the Ways less travelled – the Camino Portugues, and Caminos Ingles and Primitivo (figures below). We all would like to thank those who have assisted at the Pilgrim Office over the previous year.

Camino de Santiago stats

Number of Compostelas awarded in 2017:

Total: 301,036
Male: 153,169
Female: 147,867

Pilgrims who walked to Santiago travelled from:

Spain: 132,478
Italy: 27,073
Germany: 23,227
USA: 17,522
Portugal: 12,940
France: 8,835
Ireland: 6,643
United Kingdom: 5,768
Brazil: 5,113
Other countries: 38,364

Which were the most popular Caminos in 2017?

Camino Frances: 180,737
Camino Portugues: 59,235
Camino del Norte: 17,836
Camino Primitivo: 13,685
Camino Ingles: 11,321
Via de la Plata: 9,138
Camino Costa Portugues: 7,211
Muxia-Finisterre: 665
Other Caminos 537


See also – The 300,000th pilgrim of 2017 – A record broken.