The pilgrims who did the Camino last year (2020) were 53.905. The previous one (2019) they were 347.585. That means a decrease of aprox. 84,50% due to COVID-19 situation.
If we look at the specific Camino they have walked, the first option is still the French Way (Camino Francés) for more than half of them but Portuguese Way (Camino Portugués) continues to growth.
Here you can explore all the statistics over time in a comparative way since 2004 in a more friendly way and based on the official figures of the Pilgrim’s Office of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela:
- Did you know that September 2016 was the first month that there were more women than men on the Camino? Almost 1.000 more than men.
- Which are the two cities from which more pilgrims departed if we do not take into account Sarria and Saint Jean Pied de Port? if we sum all the pilgrims since 2015, these two cities are Oporto and Tui
What would you want to know about the numbers of the Camino?