Since the discovery of the tomb of St. James at Compostela, in the ninth century, the Camino de Santiago became the most important pilgrimage route of medieval Europe. The countless pilgrims who, moved by their faith, made their way to Compostela from all European countries, served as the starting point of an entire artistic, social and economic development that left its mark throughout the whole Camino de Santiago .
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Born as a Roman military camp of the Legio VI Victrix to 29 a. C., their long journey through history has endowed it with a rich historical and architectural heritage, in which his situation forced the Camino has had.
The Pulchra Leonine, dedicated to Santa Maria de Regla, houses one of the largest collections of medieval stained glass in the world. It began in the thirteenth century, it is one of the great works of Gothic style of French influence. It is known for overemphasizing the "dematerialization" of Gothic art, reducing the walls to a minimum to be replaced by colored stained glass.
Unifying core of the regions of Maragatería, La Cepeda and along the Órbigo, the Asturica Augusta of the Romans, has its origin in a military camp built during the campaign of the Cantabrian wars in the years 29-19 BC
The Episcopal Palace of Astorga is a building designed by the Spanish architect Antoni Gaudí, the greatest exponent of Catalan Modernism building.
Along with El Capricho de Comillas, they are the only works of Gaudí outside Catalonia.
The construction took place between 1889 and 1915.
During the Roman occupation were famous gold mines. In 1082, the wooden bridge over the river Sil is reinforced with iron, very abundant material, giving the name of Pons Ferrata city. The Castle Templar is a superb what it meant this controversial order of warrior monks in Ponferrada testimony. It is one of the finest examples of military architecture in Spain.
In principle castro and later Roman citadel, the Knights Templar is what expanded and improves from the eleventh to the thirteenth century. The present appearance today is due to a lot of extensions and reforms since the fifteenth century . In 1924 it was declared a National Historic Artistic Monument.
The Portal of Galicia, through the province of Lugo, is one of the mythical places of the Way and crown, 1,300 meters high Galician-Leonese massif Everything about this place is magical and mysterious. Pallozas the wind, fog. It is one of the first sites that hosted the pilgrims en route to Santiago.
Here is the Chalice of the Holy Grail where tradition says Christ's blood was collected and also a famous carving of the Virgin. It preserves also the baptismal font when baptism by immersion is still celebrated. Next to this church is the Hospice of San Giraldo de Aurillac built on the remains of the old hospital of pilgrims.
Due to the construction of the dam of Belesar, the ancient city was submerged under the waters thereof. The village was rebuilt again in 1960 in a safe slope. Portomarín was an important step in the Middle Ages a large bridge and hospital, everything was under waters of Minho.
“>Temple fortress built in the thirteenth century that belonged to the Order of St. John of Jerusalem was rebuilt stone by stone to its current location due to the construction of the dam Belesar. Of all the architectural works of the people, St. Nicholas is the great templefortress of Portomarín. It dominates the city, and from its walk round a vast panorama of the environment is visible.
Is called "terra do queixo "in reference to cheese made from cow's milk from the appellation of origin Arzúa-Ulloa. This old town is home to the former convent of the Magdalena, Augustinian foundation of the century. XIV maintained the convent for poor pilgrims and which is now in ruins.
Although the medieval structure has remained essential through the centuries, the cathedral has changed its appearance within building in the Renaissance cloister and its annexed areas and especially in the Baroque. Other works, like the chapel, organs, closing the header or the facade of Obradoiro among other important actions are performed.