Go On A Spiritual Journey In Spain With A Virtual Camino De Santiago App
A Camino de Santiago app lets users experience a digital pilgrimage in time for Holy Week
Stepping outside our homes amidst the world’s current Covid-19 pandemic is being discouraged, and staying at home is the best advice for many. During this time, more practices and traditions, including religious observances, are put on hold to avoid the spread of the virus in public places such as churches, malls, and other establishments.
As we stay indoors to help flatten the curve, Christians and other believers of the faith are encouraged to celebrate Holy Week using technology, with online live streaming religious activities such Masses, Lenten retreats, and the like. And for those who are also travel enthusiasts, an app has been developed by App Date and Iralta Films entitled Camino de Santiago 360º.
Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage route in Spain believed to be the burial place of evangelical apostle St. James. During the Lenten season or Holy Week, people from all over the world gather to join the spiritual journey on the streets of Santiago de Compostela to reflect on their lives and pursue a journey of spiritual enlightenment.
The app offers a smooth 360º view of Camino de Santiago routes, making it an immersive experience that begins at Roncesvalles and Pamplona. Once you open the app, you will be given a short briefing by two instructors and the freedom to choose which one will be your tour guide for your Camino journey.
If you find yourself wanting to discover more routes in this one of a kind travel and cultural experience, you can also check out the following trips within the app: Alto del Perdón to Viana; Logroño to Gañon, Redecilla to Itero de la Vega; Fromista to Calezadilla de la Cueza; Sahagún to Hospital de Órbigo; Astorga to Villafranca del Bierzo; and O Cebreiro to Portomarin.
It's the perfect companion for your Lenten journey, especially during these times.
The app is available at the App Store and Google Play.