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Spain St. James' Way

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Alfonso II, King of Asturias, ordered the construction of a church in the place where, according to oral tradition, the body of Saint James the Apostle had been buried. From the 15th century onwards, this church became one of the main Christian pilgrimage shrines and so gave rise to the current Saint James’ Way. The new European architectural styles spread all along this way. Through this tra...

Alfonso II, King of Asturias, ordered the construction of a church in the place where, according to oral tradition, the body of Saint James the Apostle had been buried. From the 15th century onwards, this church became one of the main Christian pilgrimage shrines and so gave rise to the current Saint James’ Way. The new European architectural styles spread all along this way. Through this traditional route, which goes from Eastern to Western Spain, you will come across beautiful and varied landscapes and will explore a great architectural heritage, either through impressive cathedrals such as that in Burgos or very well preserved remains from old civilizations such as the Roman Empire.

​Along the way, you will also taste the gastronomy of Northern Spain and, through anecdotes about medieval battles and crusades, you will learn about the history of an area which once was the main Kingdom of Spain. Get ready for this adventure whose final goal is to reach Saint James’ Cathedral, where you will obtain the scallop shell that all pilgrims receive when they end up the way.

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