By Linda Kay Davidson, David M. Gitlitz
The line throughout northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela within the northwest used to be one of many 3 significant Christian pilgrimage routes throughout the heart a while, major pilgrims to the resting position of the Apostle St. James. at the present time, the procedure of trails and roads that made up the outdated pilgrimage direction is the most well-liked long-distance path in Europe, winding from the heights of the Pyrenees to the lightly rolling fields and woods of Galicia. thousands of modern day pilgrims, paintings fans, historians, and adventurers retrace the line this day, touring via a stunningly assorted panorama which incorporates essentially the most amazing artwork and structure within the western global. For any customer, the line to Santiago is a treasure trove of ancient websites, rustic Spanish villages, church buildings and cathedrals, and non secular art.
To totally savor the riches of this detailed path, glance no additional than The Pilgrimage street to Santiago, a desirable step by step consultant to the cultural background of the line for pilgrims, hikers, and armchair tourists alike. prepared geographically, the e-book covers points of the terrain, areas of curiosity, background, inventive monuments, and every city and village's ancient dating to the pilgrimage.
The authors have led 5 pupil treks alongside the line, learning the paintings, structure, and cultural websites of the pilgrimage highway from southern France to Compostela. Their lectures, in accordance with twenty-five years of pilgrimage scholarship and fieldwork, have been the start line for this guide.