The Way of Tonho: 68 pilgrimages to Santiago
Tonho is an Official Guide of the Way of Saint James and since 2009 he has made a total of 68 pilgrimages along the different pilgrimage routes.
The Way of Luis: From Braga to Santiago de Compostela
Luis started his Way in Braga Cathedral and arrived in Santiago de Compostela nine days later, with his credential full of stamps.
The Way of Álvaro: from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela
Álvaro is from Barcelona, although he lives in Bangkok. During a visit to his family he took the opportunity to walk the Way of Saint James on his own from Sarria.
“Who went to Seville, lost his chair”: The dispute of the Archbishop of Compostela
The saying "Who went to Seville, lost his chair" is popularly known throughout Spain. However, few know the origin of this phrase, and it is closely linked to the history of Santiago de Compostela.
The Way of Antonio: Córdoba, Sarria and Santiago de Compostela
Antonio ventured to do the Way of Saint James from Sarria alone, but without expecting it, he ended up finding companions before starting.
The apostle Saint James: the patron of Spain
Saint James has been the official patron of Spain since the 17th century. However, his patronage was not always unique, and it was a source of dispute between the religious order of the Carmelites and the nobility.
San Martiño Pinario at the service of pilgrims
The monastery of San Martiño Pinario was linked from its origin to the cult of the apostle Saint James and the Jacobean tradition. Therefore, it is not surprising that it dedicated part of its services to the welfare of the pilgrims who arrived at its doors.
The monastery of San Martiño Pinario: Seat of institutions
Today, the monastery of San Martiño Pinario is one of the most emblematic buildings in Santiago de Compostela. This Benedictine abbey has its origins in the Inventio, with the discovery of the remains of the apostle Saint James (820-830) and has undergone major transformations over time.
San Martiño Pinario and the Jacobean cult
The monastery of San Martiño Pinario is near the Cathedral of Santiago. Its origins are uncertain, but it is known to have been one of the first religious centres linked to the cult and custody of the tomb of the Apostle.
The Way of Juanra: from Valencia to Saint Jean Pied de Port and Santiago
Juanra had wanted to do the complete Way of Saint James from France to Santiago de Compostela for 20 years and this year he did it.