Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela and the Supporting Travel Network

See on Scoop.itMedieval Manuscripts | Medieval Palaeography

Santiago de Compostela in Galician region of Spain was one of three major holy places in medieval Europe along Jerusalem and Rome. Of these holy places the newest was Santiago de Compostela devoted to Santo Yacob (Saint James the Great), one of the Apostles as well as the patron saint of Christians. Santiago de Compostela has attracted many pilgrims from all over Europe from the second half of the eleventh century, when the crusade and the developments of medieval cities began.

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