Financed with funds from the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME), its objective was to promote and improve the visibility of the routes of Santiago through the use of ITC-related technologies, providing complete and practical information to potential tourists and other interested parties, on all the roads to Santiago in Europe as well as UNESCO recognized places that can be found on these routes.

The project served to establish stable instruments of European cooperation in tourism and to publicize the Xacobea Route responding to the current needs of the pilgrimage, aligning itself with the objectives of the Smart Camino, which seeks to make the most of the Camino experience thanks to the advantages of the latest virtual and immersive technology.

The results of the project will be circulated in 8 countries amongst the members of the European Federation of St. James: Germany, Belgium, Spain, France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Portugal.



  • Consolidate international cooperation on the Caminos de Santiago
  • Encourage the development of new technologies for travelers on the Caminos de Santiago (interactive products, 3D experiences, immersive content …)
  • Increase the tourist experience of travelers by improving access and quality of information (cultural, natural and historical heritage) and promoting a personal experience through new technologies.
  • Raise public awareness about the protection and sustainability of the cultural heritage of the participating countries, through the use of technology and the promotion of the cultural and artistic sector
  • Improve the safety of pilgrims thanks to georeferenced maps that allow them to find their way even when signaling fails
  • Promote synergies between the tourist and cultural sectors
  • Expand route possibilities
  • Position the Caminos de Santiago as a tourist product, adapting and updating offers and services
  • Promote the offer of new services around the Caminos de Santiago (online reservation, contact with hotels, purchase of complementary services, and such)
  • Continue updating and developing the products created for the project thanks to existing and future technologies.



  • Geolocation maps: design of a creative map that includes all the roads of Santiago de Compostela throughout Europe.
  • 3D digitization: some selected UNESCO cultural heritage sites in each member’s territory will be digitized in 3D, using photogrammetry software.
  • Augmented reality: Development of an application, linked to a publication, to display these sites in 3D, as hyper-realistic models.
  • Immersive tools: itineraries of immersive sounds and music in multilingual audio guides, available through an augmented reality application in the places that the pilgrim visits.
  • 360º images and videos: A technique used to develop immersive virtual tours of the roads of Santiago.
  • Application for travelers: application with all kinds of tourist information, reservation of accommodation and visitor forum.
  • Electronic credential card: electronic tool to guarantee the secure identification of travelers, who will be able to access the tourist services offered on the Camino de Santiago routes.
  • Multimedia tools: Multimedia presentation to show the project activities and the results obtained, available through youtube.



  • Axencia Turismo de Galicia. Row Chief
  • Fédération Européenne des Chemins de Saint Jacques (EU Fed St James), established in Le Puy en Velay (France).
  • Svento Jokubo Kelio Savivaldybiu Asociacija (Asoc St James LT), in Zveju (Lithuania).
  • Malvado Sound Lab S.L. (Malvado Group), with headquarters in Gijón (Spain).
  • Federation de Tourisme de la province de Namur ABSL (FTPN) based in Namur (Belgium).
  • Municipality of Vila Pouca de Aguiar (CM Vila Pouca) of Portugal.
  • Wojewodztwo Kujawko Pomorskie (KujawskoPomorsk) in Torun (Poland).
  • Xoia Software Development S.L. (Xoia) based in Pontevedra (Spain).



  • 408,585.54 euros of which 75% are financed with European funds.