Satiago de Compostela  

Santiago de Compostela

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The Way of St. James has existed for over a thousand years. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times, together with Rome and Jerusalem, and a pilgrimage route on which a plenary indulgence could be earned; other major pilgrimage routes include the Via Francigena to Rome and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem.

Legend holds that St. James's remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where he was buried on the site of what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela.

“The Way” can take one of any number of pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela. Traditionally, as with most pilgrimages, the Way of Saint James began at one's home and ended at the pilgrimage site. However a few of the routes are considered main ones. During the Middle Ages, the route was highly traveled however, the Black Death, the Protestant Reformation and political unrest in 16th-century Europe led to its decline. By the 1980s, only a few pilgrims arrived in Santiago annually. Since then however the route has attracted a growing number of modern-day pilgrims from around the globe. The route was declared the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe in October 1987; it was also named one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites.

Santiago de Compostela & Garabandal

Tour 56 Shrines of Spain   9 days
Tour 56-A Shrines of Spain & Medjugorje 13 days
Tour 57 Shrines of Spain & Fatima 12 days
Tour 58 Madrid & Santiago de Compostela   6 days
Tour 59 Madrid, Santiago de Compostela & Fatima   9 days
Tour 59-A Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima & Medjugorje 13 days
Tour 60 Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima & Lourdes 12 days
Tour 61 Madrid, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima, Lourdes & Medjugorje 16 days
Tour 65 The Shrines of Spain, Fatima & Lourdes 17 days
Tour 67 Garabandal, Santiago de Compostela, Fatima & Lourdes 14 days
Tour 69 Garabandal, Santiago de Compostela & Fatima   9 days
Tour 70 The Way of St. James - El Camino - Spain (A Walking Pilgrimage) 11 days
Tour 71    
Tour 72 Santiago de Compostela, Fatima, Spain & Lourdes 12 days
Tour 72-A Santiago de Compostela, Fatima, Spain, Lourdes & Medjugorje 16 days
Tour 73 Santiago de Compostela, Fatima, Spain, Lourdes & Paris 15 days
Tour 75 Santiago de Compostela, Fatima, Spain, Lourdes, Paris and Rome 18 days
Tour 75-A Santiago de Compostela, Fatima, Spain, Lourdes, Paris, Rome & Medjugorje 22 days
Tour 77 The Way of St. James - El Camino - The French Route (A Walking Pilgrimage) 20 days

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