Andrew McCarthy

The "Weekend at Bernie's" star took the pilgrimage in 2012. McCarthy was inspired to write "The Longest Way Home" after his experiences on the Camino and the book led to his carreer as an author.

Mary McAleese

Former Irish President Mary McAleese walked the Camino in 2009, during her second term. McAleese traveled an estimated 112 km in just one week's time.

Jenna Bush

Daughter of former President George W. Bush, Jenna Bush took the pilgrimage in 2004. At just 22 years old, Jenna completed the Camino with a few of her friends.

Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn was not exactly a pilgrim when he found himself treading the ancient paths of the Camino in 1999. He was a member of the cast of a documentary about the pilgrims’ path.

St. Francis of Assisi

St. Francis of Assisi was a celebrity of his own time and undertook the pilgrimage of the Camino de Santiago between 1213 and 1215. The trip took him two years because he founded several monasteries as he went.

Shirley MacLaine

The star of "Terms of Endearment" made the pilgrimage in 1994 and was noted to be extraordinarily friendly to other pilgrims as she walked 20 km per day. MacLaine went on to write a book about her experiences on the Camino, entitled The Way, A Spiritual Journey.

Martin Sheen and Emilio Estevez

The father and son duo famously made the Camino pilgrimage in 2009, which was documented in the movie The Way. The film, which explores the challenges faced by a group of family and friends navigating the ever-changing world, has recieved a rating of 83% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Angela Merkel

The German Chancellor walked a 6 km portion of the Camino during a State visit in 2014. She made the trek with then Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Steven Hawking

British physicist Steven Hawking visited Galicia in 2008. There he recieved the Fonseca prize, awarded by the University of Santiago de Compostela. During the visit, Hawking traveled through much of the town and even across small swaths of the pilgrim's path.