Thursday, May 7, 2015

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is the final destination of the medieval way of pilgrimage. The Romans called it, the Finis Terrae, (end of the world). 

The name Santiago refers to the Apostle James who went to this northwestern part of Spain.  James preached and attempted to convert people to chrisianity.   

Centuries later in 1813 the hermit E  Pelayo listened to music  in these woods and saw a shining.  For this shining the place was called in Latin, Campus Stellas, field of stars, a name later turned in to Compostela.

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