Way of St James . \. “ Europe was born from pilgrimage” Goethe. The way of St. James is a museum of over 800 kilometers. The pilgrimage of a thousand years have left a treasure of Romanesque Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque art along the way to Compostela. . Why is it important?.
The way of St. James is a museum of over 800 kilometers. The pilgrimage of a thousand years have left a treasure of Romanesque Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque art along the way to Compostela.
pilgrims have been walking
along the Camino de Santiago.
average of20 miles/day in order to complete
the route.Generally the walk does involve an
average daily distances of about 14 -20 miles, but
it follows well marked paths with good surfaces.
We will provide a step by step guide to the
Walk and the location of our nightly
hostel-hotel. It is possible to have extra days
in Santiago at the end and have a rest day
during the journey. We would recommend
visiting Portomarin where you can
easily journey to the historic Roman city of Lugo.
religious pilgrimage there
are many travelers and
hikers who walk the route
for non-religious reasons
such as for enjoyment, travel,
sport or simply the challenge
of weeks of walking in a
foreign land and having the privilege of meeting people from
all over the world.
routes which cover all Europe; they all have
Santiago de Compostela in north west Spain as
their final destination.
by car, by plane, by train,
or by bicycle.
rewarding way is to travel
for having accomplished
such a long route.
you must walk at least 100
km or bike at least 200 km
of the route.
your passport as evidence.
The Way of Saint James was spawned by a religious-minded society in the Middle Ages . Religious motivation lives on today, although meeting other people, personal achievement and integration with nature and art have also come to figure as reasons to undertake the pilgrimage, which has become a mass phenomenon of pilgrims and volunteers from the four corners of the globe. One example of its popularity is that calculations put the number of pilgrims that will have visited Santiago de Compostela by the end of the Holy Year, at a record six million. Improvement and maintenance of the 800 kilometers-long Road, which for the most part crosses Spain and France, is the work of thousands of volunteers and hospice wardens.
church were destroyed by Almazor,
a Moorish military commander,
however he respected the Apostolic
tomb so much that he left it
Final goal destination!...