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Camino Primitivo

The Camino Primitivo is the oldest of all the Caminos. It starts in Oviedo, and joins the Camino Francés at Melide, but some pilgrims walking the Camino del Norte start it from Villaviciosa. It was in Oviedo, then capital city of Asturias in 813, that King Alfonso II was informed of the discovery of the tomb of Saint James, and he made his way to the site at once, thus practically becoming the first person to complete a Camino (albeit not on foot).