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Santiago de Compostela

A web of ancient pilgrimage routes bring travellers to Santiago de Compostela

This page has not been updated since June 2014.  


Christian pilgrim route

Santiago de Compostela is at the heart of a web of ancient pilgrim ways criss-crossing Europe and bringing some 200,000 pilgrims annually to the shrine of St James (Santiago) whose relics are hosted by the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The Way of St James is one of UNESCO’s designated World Heritage Sites, while the city itself has many green areas including 54 gardens.

Nearing the Cathedral at the end of the pilgrimage
Santiago de Compostela has already gained recognition for greening and has been awarded 5 international environmental protection prizes. Future plans include a ‘Smart Cities’ programme aimed at reducing environmental contamination and also creating new recycling projects to re-use waste products.

The Cathedral already plays its part in collaborations with different sectors and municipal agencies including the Chamber of Commerce and the Tourist Board.

The pilgrim route of Santiago de Compostela website


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