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Location address: España, La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela
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Scallops are the symbol of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. The reason would come from the following story. When the body of St. James of Jerusalem was taken to Galicia, a sailor fell out of the boat in front of Galicia. However, he was miraculously saved. The waves took him up, his body completely covered with shells.
Part of Codex Calixtinus, also known as the Liber Sancti Jacobi contains a travel guide for pilgrims to Santiago de Compostella. This codex is kept in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. It dates from 1140.
David Faddis made this great video about his trip:“In the fall of 2012, I paused my life in the States to walk across the Iberian Peninsula on the Camino de Santiago - the “Way of St. James”. Here are the faces and places”.
Santiago de Compostela (Galician: [sanˈtjaɣo ðe komposˈtɛla], Spanish: [sanˈtjaɣo ðe komposˈtela]) is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northwestern Spain.
That’s how beautiful is the way and the experience on the Camino de Santiago is. Also known as the “Way of St. James.”
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