Famous Pilgrimage Site

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, Spain and Canary Islands

One of the great places of pilgrimage for the Catholic Faith, and a spiritual destination for more than a thousand years. Where the legend has it that Apostle James is buried here.

 UNESCO World Heritage Site:

 "This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful urban areas. The oldest monuments are grouped around the tomb of St James and the cathedral, which contains the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria."
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