León takes more than half of the overnight stays of pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago in the Community.
Two out of three people who try to reach Compostela from Castilla y León depart from the province of León.
León consolidated its importance in this 2021 that will be remembered as the year of slight recovery of the Camino de Santiago. The one that should have been historic, for being Xacobeo, but the pandemic led it to the disaster.
The confidence and hope has wanted that 2022 would be the exercise that raise the route again.
The pilgrims generated between January and September this year more than 95,000 overnight stays on the Camino de Santiago in 2021 as it passes through the Community, which translates into an economic figure of almost 830,000 euros, as the average expenditure per pilgrim in the hostels is 8.73 euros per day, 1.56 more than in 2020. Of these, more than 88,000 took place in hostels.
More than half of the overnight stays took place in the province of León, from where two out of every three people who try to reach Compostela.