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Official Launch of the Camino Maltés Project | Press Conference
January 9, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm CETFree
The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St James, is a 1000 year old plus network of pilgrims’ ways leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain. It is done by more than 300,000 people on averageper year and may be completed via a pan-European network of routes.
Malta was missing from this network, however, through a joint initiative between the Government of Malta and Xircammini, Malta is now connected to the world-famous Camino de Santiago de Compostela. In fact Malta now has it’s own pilgrim route titled Camino Maltés de Santiago de Compostela, (in short Camino Maltés) which has been justified on historical grounds. The Camino Maltés starts internally from Rabat to Birgu, then to Sicily, Sardinia, Barcelona and ultimately ends at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain.
The scope of this information session is to provide information on: (i) the work required to produce the ‘Camino Maltés, (ii) historical details identified along the way, (iii) technical details for interested pilgrims and (iv) Government’s vision in utilizing the Camino Maltés as a vehicle to promote Malta’s multi-millennial Christian faith and in expanding the Archipelago’s potential as an international hub for faith tourism.
We’d love to have you with us at the event. Please join us on 9th January 2023 at 17:00 at the Admiral Hall for a press conference and social networking event. Please register before 6th January 2023 by following this link. There is no charge for registering but seats are limited.