The Galician capital, one of the sacred cities of Christendom, is synonymous with the Camino or the Way of St James, an ancient pilgrimage route that has linked the city with the rest of Europe since its formation in the 9th century. It was one of the most important Christian pilgrimage routes during medieval times and has during the past couple of decades enjoyed a renaissance. Every year many thousands of pilgrims set out on foot, by bike, or even on horseback, to live this experience that combines adventure and spirituality.
Legend holds that St. James’s remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain where he was buried on the site of what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela. The magnificent Cathedral which was built to house the Tomb of the saint is one of the oldest and most impressive churches in Spain.