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codex calixtinus
Codex Calixtinus: a Medieval pilgrimage guide Recently, in our Camino de Santiago Test, we asked you about the Codex Calixtinus. If that was one of the questions you got wrong, do not worry, because today we are going to tell you all about this famous book! As you may already know, the Codex Calixtinus is kept in...
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Catedral de Santiago mishaps
Catedral de Santiago Mishaps: the Cathedral’s eventful history  These days, the Catedral de Santiago has been a news topic in several local and international newspapers. Unfortunately, this was for the wrong reasons. One of the statues in Praterías, the temple’s southern facade, was defaced with a blue marker. This is the most recent of a...
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St James' Day
St James’ Day in Santiago de Compostela The 25th of July marks Santiago de Compostela’s biggest day: St James’ Day, the day in which the city honors the Apostle. It is also the National Day of Galicia, and therefore a local holiday. Are you planning to visit Santiago de Compostela during the second half of...
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visit portico da gloria romanesque
Portico da Gloria: a Romanesque jewel that we can visit once again The Portico da Gloria is not only one of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela’s most iconic elements, but it is also one of the best examples of Romanesque art in the world. Now, after 10 years of restoration works, it will be...
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