Transhumance in Portugal and Spain

Lead image: A transhumant flock [CC BY-SA 4.0 by CamDib]

This article explores the rich history of transhumance in Portugal and Spain.

TRANSHUMANCE : A type of pastoralism dependent on the seasonal movement of livestock herds between summer and winter pastures. Derived from Latin ‘trans’ (across) and ‘humus’ (ground).

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Caminho de Santiago Pilgrim Routes in Portugal

Lead image: Santiago trail marker in Ponte de Lima, Portugal [CC BY-SA 4.0 Xatofrido via Wikicommons]

The Portuguese Caminho de Santiago routes are some of the prettiest options available to pilgrims. With good weather, excellent food and scenic countryside, you can’t go wrong with any of the Portuguese routes.

The Caminho de Santiago (Camino de Santiago in Spanish), also known as the Way of St. James, is a network of medieval pilgrim trails leading to the shrine of St. James the Apostle in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, northwestern Spain.

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