The Way of Santiago is a big cultural route that allows to go of extreme to extreme of the Iberian peninsula, from the Cape of Creus until the Cape of Finisterre.
The route begins in Sant Pere of Rodes and follows an outline that goes through the monastery of Montserrat to arrive to Alcarràs (Lleida), where the Way goes in Aragon. Catalonia is linked from a first moment with the Jacobeas routes. A very widespread tradition, affirms that the apostle Santiago preached in Barcelona, Lleida and Saragossa. In any of these places to day of today still commemorates the step of the Saint with popular celebrations, as in Lleida, with the party of the Farolillos of Sant Jaume.
One of the first Catalan pilgrims was the Abbot Cesari of Montserrat, that peregrinó to Compostela the year 1059.
In the Alt Empordà have of 4 stretches of the Way of Santiago:
Also it offers the option to begin the Way through the highland Port of Panisars, next to the border with France. The emblematic port, where in the past monks received the travellers and pilgrims, offers some incomparable sights to the two slopes of the border.
Once arrived to Figueres, starts a stage without difficulties where alternate fields of crop, all of them well-used, with wooded stretches. Practically all the route flows through wide tracks so there’s no possibility getting lost. Before going into Báscara we will cross the Fluviá river, of wide bank and exuberant vegetation.
Finally in Báscara we can follow with the way to Girona. This stage have a particular beauty spots. We will go through the broken and diverse landscape that portrays the villages of Orriols and Viladesens to the bank of the Ter which, forming a small cliff, opens the Girona’s doors to the pilgrim.