rurAllure welcomes a new associated partner, Asociación de Amigos do Camiño de San Rosendo e da Rainha Santa, a variant of the Camino de Santiago that connects Braga and the Silver Route which lies south of the province of Ourense.
The rurAllure project coordinator Martín López Nores was pleased to announce the new partnership and increase the framework’s community which already counts 50 entities from 11 countries (Spain, Portugal, Italy, Hungary, Norway, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Romania, UK and France): “What we aim to do is to create an ecosystem of pilgrimage routes at European level, so that a pilgrim has information on local points of interest, both cultural and social. We encourage visitors to explore heritage of the rural territories located in the vicinity of the pilgrimage routes”. Speaking about the Path of San Rosendo, López Nores noted that “It follows in the footsteps of the Rainha Santa (the Holy Queen) who set off for the cathedral of Braga, in a route full of wealth in which the pilgrim discovers the legacy of the Romans, The Gerês Xurês Transboundary Biosphere Reserve, passing through the village of Celanova, founded by San Rosendo and that, in addition to its architectural value, stands out for the literary heritage, as it was the birthplace of Curros Enríquez, Celso Emilio Ferreiro and Méndez Ferrín”.
“Currently, – explains the coordinator, – rurAllure is going to test the first version of its digital platform with four pilot routes leading to Santiago, Rome, Trondheim (Norway) and Csíksomlyó (Romania). In 2023, the platform will be completed with audio guides and multimedia narratives, information on local shops and services and transport available for travel, to become “a unique and homogeneous content manager”. “So far there is no other similar technology designed for this type of travel experience”, concludes Martín López.