The Renaissance is an artistic movement that emerged in Italy in the 15th century. It was inspired by classical antiquity and the Greco-Latin tradition. It spread throughout Europe and reached Spain thanks to the relations that the Way of Saint James promoted.
Bego and her little dog Goldin have walked the English Way from A Coruña to Santiago de Compostela. They have enjoyed it, but it has not been easy.
For many centuries pilgrims set out on the Way of Saint James in search of meaning in their lives. An answer to the questions that everyone asks themselves at some point in their lives: What is the deepest meaning of my existence? What or who can
Since the eleventh century, thousands of pilgrims have embarked on a spiritual journey that takes them to the tomb of the apostle St. James in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela. A journey that allows for self-discovery and to know the meaning of life.
The Convent of Saint Francis was founded in 1214 by Saint Francis of Assisi. Legend has it that on a pilgrimage to the city of Santiago de Compostela he ordered a charcoal burner called Cotolay to build the convent. The great work was paid for thanks
The pilgrim faces in each stage to Santiago de Compostela more than twenty kilometres walking with all his belongings loaded on his back. Excess weight or poor weight distribution can cause the pilgrim discomfort and even neck contractures and knee injuries.
The Way of Saint James involves physical effort for the pilgrim. Those who decide to do it all the way face more than seven hundred kilometres to Santiago de Compostela. For the pilgrim who decides to walk only the hundred kilometres necessary to reach Compostela, the
The Compostela, also known erroneously as the Compostelana, is the document that certifies that the pilgrim has completed the Way of Saint James. It is an accreditation granted by the Church to anyone who covers at least the last 100 km of the route on foot
To find out the origin of the Way of Saint James, we must turn to the Codex Calixtinus. It is the referenced manuscript for the Jacobean tradition. It contains numerous liturgical texts with revealing contributions that allow us to understand the origin of the pilgrimage.