Iberia: Spanish Travels and Reflections - Study Guide Santiago de Compostela Summary & Analysis

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Santiago de Compostela is a very important place to Spain and Christians. It is where it is said that St. James, the cousin of Jesus, is buried. St. James is the patron saint of Spain as many claim that his assistance is what has helped Spain win so many military battles. St. James has created many miracles for Spaniards, including reviving a woman's fiancé who had disappeared into the ocean. He appeared covered in cockleshells, and the shell is now the sign that people wear when having made the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The site is now one of the three places where a Christian can go for a pilgrimage, the other two being Jerusalem and Rome. If a person goes to all three, then they are especially blessed and lucky. The pilgrimage is completed through the Jacobean route, known...

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