The Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs and Trade via its Embassy of Malta in Spain together with Heritage Malta and Xircammini, Malta’s official association representing the International Federation of the Associations of Friends of the Camino de Santiago, with the support of the Malta Tourism Authority, are pleased to announce that following months of collaborative effort, Malta is now connected to the world-famous Camino de Santiago. For the first time, the more than 1,000 year old pilgrim route, now includes the Camino Maltés de Santiago de Compostela, (in short Camino Maltés) which will shortly be available for both local and international pilgrims to undertake by land and sea.
The circa 3,600 km Camino Maltés connects Malta to Sicily, Sardinia, Barcelona and eventually Santiago de Compostela. More information may be found on the National Geographic Institute of Spain on: https://nco.ign.es/CaminoSantiago/, on https://xircammini.org/about/xircammini-projects/and, shortly, on www.CaminoMaltes.mt
We firmly believe, that the Camino Maltés, which has been accepted and endorsed by the competent authorities on historical grounds, will provide a unique experience for pilgrims to revisit a route which dates to the 16th century. Moreover the Camino Maltes complements the work of the Malta Tourism Authority in promoting Malta’s multi-millennial Christian faith and supporting related entities and activities, thus expanding the Archipelago’s potential as an international hub for faith tourism.
More information will be provided at a public information session to be held on 9 January 2023 at 17:00 at the Admiral’s Hall in St Angelo, Birgu.
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