St James and Santiago de Compostela

Sir Walter Raleigh wrote:

Give me my scallop shell of quiet;
My staff of faith to walk upon;
My scrip of joy, immortal diet;
My bottle of salvation;
My gown of glory (hope’s true gage);
And then I’ll take my pilgrimage.

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomous region of Galicia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  It is located in the most northwest region of Spain in the Province of A Coruña and it was the European City of Culture for the year 2000.

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7 responses to “St James and Santiago de Compostela

  1. I would certain agree that the North West of Spain feels like Spain and not a part of little England. I walked the Camino Frances and joined some friends on one of the costas.

    What a shock after one month walking in rural Spain to end up somewhere that had English Breakfast and papers every morning…


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