Today we talk about “Light up the Xacobeo“, one of the many projects launched by the Xunta de Galicia to promote the Xacobean Holy Year. This idea was born to illuminate more than a hundred buildings and monuments throughout Spain along the different routes of the Camino de Santiago in December. The purpose was to celebrate the countdown to the Opening of the Holy Door and the beginning of the Holy Year.
“Light up the Xacobeo” a project to illuminate the Holy Year
After the great success of the first edition, the Xunta de Galicia extended this project until the next 25th of July, day of the Apostle. Some of the most relevant buildings and monuments in the seven main Galician cities A Coruña, Ferrol, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, Vigo and Santiago de Compostela will remain illuminated in blue during the weekends, for a total of 89 days. Among these emblematic monuments are for example the Clock Tower of the Cathedral of Santiago, the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia in Santiago, the Tower of Hercules in A Coruña, the Cathedral of Ourense or the Convent of San Francisco in Pontevedra.
Thanks to this project, we can confirm once again the great affection that many communities share for the Camino de Santiago! In fact, the first edition was a real success! In addition to Galicia, 50 buildings from 10 other autonomous communities joined the “Enciende El Xacobeo project” (Light up the Xacobeo project): Andalusia, Aragon, Asturias, Cantabria, Castile and Leon, Extremadura, La Rioja, Madrid, Murcia and Navarra. In total, more than 100 monuments were illuminated throughout Spain. It was a real demonstration of the importance that the Holy Year will have for the faithful who will reach Santiago de Compostela.
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