Romanesque figures fulfil a decorative function, serving to embellish the interior of buildings. But they also had a didactic and pedagogical function. The sculptures of this art form turned the interior of the temples into an illustrated Bible. They served to transmit the fundamentals of Christianity
Galicia is the destination of every pilgrim on the Way of Saint James. The Jacobean Route crosses two of its provinces, Lugo and A Coruña, until it reaches Santiago de Compostela. There you will find the Cathedral of Santiago and the Portal of Glory, two of
The Pilgrim's Way to Santiago crosses Castilla y León through three of its provinces: Burgos, Palencia and León. During sixteen stages, the pilgrim crosses the Castilian plateau and can appreciate some of the key monuments of Romanesque art on the peninsula.
Romanesque art is considered the first international European and Christian art. It emerged in the 11th century and developed almost simultaneously in France, Italy, Germany and Spain. Its origins lie in the growth of economies and the settlement of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.