El Camino del Salvador
(León - Oviedo)
Note! This Camino is different from the others on this web-site, the direction of travel is from South to North, not East to West. It was used by those pilgrims who were on the Camino Francés at León and who wanted to see the C13th image of San Salvador (The Holy Saviour) and treasures located in the Camará Santa (Holy Chamber), of the Cathedral.
This deviation from the direct route was considered worthwhile because pilgrims visiting the Cathedral were awarded extra indulgences for their devotions.
"....Quien va a Santiago y no al Salvador, visita al criado y deja el Sénor...."
Note! Camino marked in yellow on map. Place names in cerise have pilgrim accommodation.
© Eric Walker. Produced May 2016