On the occasion of the inauguration of the new pilgrim hostel in Milladoiro, in the municipality of Ames, the director of Tourism of Galicia, Nava Castro, visited the new infrastructure that caters to the pilgrims who arrive in Compostela through the Portuguese Way. A route that is consolidating as the second busiest route. Olo last year was about 50,000 pilgrims who chose, representing 17.83% of the total that received Galicia in 2016.
This year continues the trend, because so far this year and the son about 1,000 pilgrims who arrived in Compostela passing through the Milladoiro on the Camino and representing more than 24% of the total.
In the year’s total, 2016 ended with a 5.9% increase in the number of Compostelas issued, reaching just over 278 thousand, a figure that represents a historical maximum and that exceeds by 2.1% the figure reaching In the last Xacobeo.
As for the practices, in 2016 it returned to be greater of the foreign pilgrims, representing 55.3% of the total, although it is true that both origins were increased, that of Spanish pilgrims, 1.5%, and that of foreigners , 9.7%. The route continues to occupy the first place in the French Way with 63.4% of the total, but the rest of the routes registered a greater dynamism, surpassing by 12.8% the figures of the last year 2015, especially highlighting the increase in the volume of pilgrims On the Portuguese Way , which was 20.9% in 2016.