Galician painting and the quality of its works have been questioned on numerous occasions by critics such as Manuel Murguía and Couselo Bouzas. However, in the heart of Santiago de Compostela is the collection of paintings of San Martiño Pinario.
In the church of the monastery of San Martiño Pinario, both the choir seating and the large collection of altarpieces stand out. The church dates from 1590, but the interior decoration is later. Over the years, the religious order contracted the services of several sculptors to
The Baroque is an artistic movement that emerged in Europe in the 17th century and developed until the 18th century. The painting of this period, like sculpture, is characterised by realism in its representations. In addition, bright colours and the contrast of light and shade predominate.
The pilgrim on the Way of Saint James each day faces more than twenty kilometres of distance. Stage after stage, fatigue and physical exertion can take their toll causing muscle contractures and muscle overload.
The Way of Saint James is a spiritual journey that allows pilgrims to seek the meaning of their lives and self-knowledge. However, it is also a test of physical endurance that must be faced well prepared to avoid injuries that prevent complete the journey to the