Follow the yellow arrow
Over more than a thousand years, the Route to Santiago has been trodden by millions of feet. The most important holy route of christianity attracted millions of Europeans in the Middle Ages, and people from the world over in the late 20 C. After some centuries of abandonment, the pilgrimage recommenced. Some of the pilgrims who follow the route are motivated by religion, while others set out in search of adventure.
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Signs along the route
A correct signposting on the Route becomes essential because its original course is being altered by the construction of roads, land consolidations and the opening of motorways. In order to avoid misunderstandings, many people have decided to signpost the different routes. For more than 30 years the Associations of Friends of the Route have been trying to bring back the important role the route played in the Middle Ages.
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A thousand ways, one destination
The routes are made by people as they walk, and they finally dissapear when they are abandoned. This is what happened with the Route to Santiago, which has been recovered in the 1990´s. Millions of pilgrims have rediscovered it to travel to Compostela following the stars, and receive the Apostle´s blessing.
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