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Hello! Today it´s holiday in most parts of Spain: Sant Jacob´s day! A day like today apostol Santiago was found and that´s way the cathedral. Actually Santiago, a city close to A Coruña is the goal of the pilgrims of the Saint Jacob´s way or El Camino de Santiago. Worth doing it!
A day like today smoke, incense is been throwing at the cathedral.Check it out: El Botafumeiro! For sure a religious experience!
Myself I have been living in Santiago for a few years while studying at Santiago University…a party city too!
Enjoy the “religious” experience and feelgood!
More info a http://www.caminosantiago.org
Hello world! We need your help!!!
Miss Lopez from Galicia wonder today who has taken the the world´s most valuable book? This book , Codex Calixtinus from the twelfth-century has just disappeared from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. This may be one of the biggest thefts almost like in a Hollywood film, too bad! The absence of the codex, which was kept in a safe file, was discovered Tuesday afternoon, but the theft occurred last week, police said here in Galicia, Spain.
This codex is really old and it´s the oldest pilgrims guide for El Camino de Santiago or Saint Jacobs way, the pilgrims way.
I hope with my blog I can help a bit in this case, so if you have tips or ideas let us know!
Let´s get the Codex Calixtinus back! By Miss Lopez!
Hello there!. I used to walk around these places before I move to Sweden where I have studied law at Santiago university as well. Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in the north of Spain is a beautiful town with a lot of history, despite the fact it is the second more important town in Christianity after Rome.
Be a pilgrim you too, specially this year!.Another year Santiago de Compostela, its people, Obradoiro Square, the Cathedral and, above all, the Apostle have open arms to welcome the thousands of pilgrims will gather at kilometer zero of the Camino de Santiago next July 25 at the feast of the patron saint of Spain. But no, not another year, this is special, is Jacobean and who miss out will have to wait until 2021 to see next. Whatever the path by which you arrived, you’re a visitor or pilgrim, Santiago is the desired goal.
More info about it in TurGalicia
I used to live in this town so I have a lot of memories from there. I invite to do the pigrims way you too and feelgood!
Hi there!. As I am still in Galicia, Spain, I recommend you to do the pilgrims way at least once in a life time. You will be happy to reach at the end the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Place of pilgrimage for both Catholic devotees and art lovers, many consider the cathedral of Sanitago de Compostela to be the most beautiful in the world and this single monument is reason enough to visit the city. It was built during the twelfth and thirteenth centuries on the site where the remains of St. James were found. His story, like that of the city is inevitably related to the rain.
The wonderful baroque structure of the Obradoiro façade, was built to protect the original Romanesque façade, the Portico de la Gloria, from the inclemencies of the weather. Inside the cathedral, in a chamber beneath the main altar, the Saint’s remains are kept in a silver urn. It is claimed by some, that the magnificent 60 kilo censer, known as the botafumeiro, served to dispel the stench of the many people who slept and ate within the church. Of the exterior, the façade of the Azabacheria, the Clock Tower and the Plaza de las Platerias, along with the cloister, aisle, choir and naves inside, are other highlights of this marvellous haven of art and religion.
Many celebrities and “normal” people have done it, why not you this summer?.
Get ready for the pilgrims way to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia, Spain and feelgood
More info catedraldesantiago.es
This is where I was born in Galicia, the greenest area of Spain, and the area with the strongest seafaring culture, has as its main tourist centre, Santiago de Compostela. For centuries this has been the point of pilgrimage for those following in the footsteps of the Apostle James. The wild cliffs of the Rias Altas offer a wild and magical face to the region, whereas the Rias Bajas are more adapted to tourism, with quiet beaches, villages with roots in the seafaring past and excellent local cuisine. Inland, where the countryside is less well-known, there is the chance to discover dense areas of forests and mythical landscapes crossed by a thousand rivers and where the way of life is still anchored in tradition.
Follow the Pilgrims way all the way to James (Santiago in spanish) and Feelgood