The pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela has a history thousands of years old. It is said that the discovery of the remains of the apostle Santiago el Mayor, discovered during the reign of Alfonso XII El Casto, made the city one of the most important religious centers of the Iberian Peninsula, attracting believers from all over Europe since the 10th and 11th centuries.
However, nowadays the Camino de Santiago is much more than a simple belief, since the different routes to the Galician capital are traveled for a wide variety of reasons and interests. No matter what the reason that leads us to do the Camino, the pilgrimage is a cultural fact and a Jacobean phenomenon that has facilities dedicated to preserving the history of this unforgettable journey.
The Pilgrimage Museum of Santiago de Compostela is one of the best examples. It is a museum complex dedicated to protecting the cultural facts of the pilgrimage, the Cathedral of Santiago and the tomb of the Apostle of Santiago del Mayor. It has been declared of Cultural Interest, is located in the Praza das Praterías and is a place not to be missed if you visit the capital of Galicia.
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