Saturday, July 27, 2013

El Camino de Santiago

I got this postcard the day after the accident so I would like to take the chance to wish a fast recovery to all the injured people of the train accident in Santiago de Compostela and a lot of strength to those who lost friends and family. 
Moita forza Galicia! 

The Way of St. James (Spanish: El Camino de Santiago) is one of the most important Christian pilgrimages, with Santiago de Compostela, Spain as the final destination.
The pilgrimage goes to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried. Legend has it that St. James' body was taken to Galicia by boat from Jerusalem and carried inland to where Santiago de Compostela is now located. The pilgrimage is believed by some to be one of three pilgrimages for which the sins of the pilgrim will be forgiven. There are several routes that can be taken, the most popular being the Camino Francés, which begins in Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port in France.

To earn the compostela (certificate of accomplishment) one needs to walk a minimum of 100 km or cycle at least 200 km. While many pilgrims only do that final portion of the route, there are great rewards for starting much further away. Some Europeans walk from their homes, following one of the many routes from virtually all corners of central and western Europe. 

Gracias Natalia!


  1. Hola NIza!! Que lindo blog,el tuyo!!
    Mi carta ya va en camino de tu buzón!!!
    Espero te guste.
    Saludos de Manu.
    PS: Si deseas comentar y/o seguir mis blogs ya sabes que eres bienvenida.

    1. Gracias Manu! (:
      Estoy esperando tu carta con muchas ganas, ya te sigo (:

    2. :)
      esta cosa del robot de tu hace tan trabajoso ponerse un comment acá! :( ya lo miraste?!?
      :)ojalá te llegue antes de la navidad....upsss... :)
      ya me sigues? adonde? no veo tu icono....