Introduction: The Compostelan Universe

Introduction: The Compostelan Universe

Santiago de Compostela lies only twenty miles inland from the Atlantic ocean at the far western extremity of the European landmass, adjacent to a point of land known to the Romans as Finis Terra, the “End of the Earth”. The seemingly limitless expanse of ocean beyond...
The Mausoleum of Compostela

The Mausoleum of Compostela

In this revered basilica, as it is reported, in his honour rests the venerated body of the Blessed James. It is enclosed in a marble casket placed in a most precious vaulted tomb. His body is immovable. The Pilgrim’s Guide   Twelve hundred years ago on the...
Sancho el Mayor and the Camino

Sancho el Mayor and the Camino

From the mountains of the Pyrenees to the city of Najera he seized all the land contained therein from the control of the pagans and directed the road of the Blessed James to a way without delays and obstacles     Video: The Camino  Santa María de Eunate to...
Santiago de Compostela and La Puerta de las Platerías

Santiago de Compostela and La Puerta de las Platerías

  Video: La Puerta de las Platerías Santiago de Compostela An Artsymbol Production Music by Martin A Smith Duration: 5.10   On the south portal of the apostolic basilica there are, as we have said, two entrances and four door-leaves   The name of La Puerta...