The Original Way of St. James

The Camino Primitivo or “The Original Way”, said to be the very first pilgrimage ever made to Santiago.
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The Way of St. James or The Camino is one of the largest spiritual, cultural and religious events to take place throughout the history of humanity attracting pilgrims from all over the world to make their way to Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of the Apostle St. James.

During the 9th century, while holding court in Oviedo, King Alphonse the chaste set out on a journey to Galicia in the north-west of the peninsula in order to confirm the discovery of the remains of the Apostle St. James. On confirmation that the discovery was indeed St. James, King Alphonse ordered the construction of a basilica to store the saint’s remains and since then the Way of St. James between Oviedo and Santiago de Compostela has become one of first and most important Christian pilgrimages in the world.

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23 Jan, 2015