The Law of Cultural Heritage of Galicia, recently approved by the Parliament of Galicia, officially recognizes the Winter Trail and the Portuguese Way along the Coast as pilgrimage routes of the Camino de Santiago, an inclusion that makes reality so the claim of many groups related Xacobeas both routes and after studies in recent years to establish these paths. Also, the new law includes the filing of the declaration of a Jacobean Route BIC if the municipalities for which this request passes unanimously, which constitutes a further step in ensuring their protection and conservation.
Moreover, the legislation will establish an integrated Caminos de Santiago in order to advance along the path of effective protection of the Camino de Santiago territorial plan. The scope of this plan will be extended to all the provinces delimited.
Greater coordination in the Bureau of the Portuguese Way
The Xunta, Provincial Government of Pontevedra, Association Amigos do Camiño and the twelve municipalities that make up the Bureau of the Portuguese Way held a meeting with the Director of Tourism of Galicia, Nava Castro, which agreed to incorporate this worktable to municipalities by which elapses new variant along the coast, officially recognized in the new Law on Cultural Heritage.
The meeting also served to establish the need to establish a framework of internal regulation to improve the functioning of the table and make it more effective, according to the progressive increase in pilgrims this route has experienced in recent years. A regulation Tourism Council of Pontevedra Galicia and pledged to establish in the shortest time possible to subsequently submit it to see the rest of the agents involved in the Bureau.