Rick Steves’ Europe: Northern Spain And The Camino de Santiago
Airs Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 5 p.m. on KPBS TV
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
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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
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.
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.