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St. James historical itinerary through Compostela

'When exiting the Cathedral we made some shopping: scallop shells, rosaries, lead figures…' says Guillaume Manier, French who went on pilgrimage to Santiago in 1726 with several friends. This is an example among many others. The purchase of St. James symbols and emblems conferred meaning and permanence to the pilgrimage, it was how pilgrims felt that they had achieved their goal, the meaning and the secrets of Compostela. They came from (+) Where to find the guide map