Portugal & Spain

Centuries ago, pilgrims followed the St James Way by foot or on horseback for months at a time, carefully treading the mapped-out cross-section of routes that wove right across Europe and down into North Africa.

StJamesTheGreaterThey wanted to reach one divine destination: the burial ground of St James at the Santiago de Compostela cathedral in Galicia, the northernmost corner of Spain. Today, the perils along the way – robbers and pirates – are nowhere to be found, but the trail remains one of the most popular pilgrim routes in the world.

Centuries ago, pilgrims followed the St James Way by foot or on horseback for months at a time, carefully treading the mapped-out cross-section of routes that wove right across Europe and down into North Africa. They wanted to reach one divine destination: the burial ground of St James at the Santiago de Compostela cathedral in Galicia, the northernmost corner of Spain. Today, the perils along the way – robbers and pirates – are nowhere to be found, but the trail remains one of the most popular pilgrim routes in the world.

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