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RICK STEVESEUROPE: Northern Spain And The Camino de Santiago

Airs Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV

Rick Steves stands beside his favorite bull board, Spain.

Credit: Rick Steves

Above: Rick Steves stands beside his favorite bull board, Spain.

Rick Steves advocates smart, affordable, perspective-broadening travel. As host and writer of the popular public television series RICK STEVES' EUROPE and best-selling author of 40 European travel books, he encourages Americans to travel as "temporary locals." He helps American travelers connect much more intimately and authentically with Europe — and Europeans — for a fraction of what mainstream tourists pay.

Rick's Travel Tips

Explore Europe confidently, efficiently and safely using these travel tips.

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Santiago de Compostela is the goal of the grandest pilgrimage train in Europe. For a thousand years, pilgrims have trekked from Paris (and other points all over Europe) to the Cathedral of Santiago. View the slideshow

In this episode, we follow the trail pilgrims have trod for centuries, from the French border to Santiago de Compostela in the northwest corner of Spain.

Along the way, we stop off in Pamplona to run with the bulls, and dive into the unique Celtic culture of Galicia-where Riverdance meets flamenco.

Rick Steves is on Facebook, and you can follow @RickSteves on Twitter.

RICK STEVES' EUROPE: Pamplona, Spain: Running of the Bulls

For nine days each July, throngs of visitors come to run with the bulls, and a whole lot more, at Pamplona's Festival of San Fermin. For more information on the RICK STEVES' EUROPE TV series — including episode descriptions, scripts, participating stations, travel information on destinations and more — visit

Rick Steves' Lectures: Travel Skills

Rick shares his expertise on how to travel smoothly and affordably through Europe. You'll learn practical tips for planning your trip, getting around, finding accommodations, staying safe, packing right, and more. For more information on Rick Steves' Europe Through the Back Door, visit

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