Centuries of pilgrimage have seen the accumulation of one of the largest monumental world heritages, enormous cultural exchanges, and admirable examples of cohabitation, hospitality and mutual understanding.
Capturing at least the most essential of this vast cultural tradition is the challenging goal of this book.
Carefully informed texts recount the route to Santiago, without forgetting the traditions, anecdotes, and characters that populate it, as well as including indispensable detours. The main buildings and their artistic treasures have deserved particular attention.
More than four hundred and fifty photographs taken in the last few years make this book the most coherent and updated photo report currently in the market.
A peregrine impulse, The Gate to Jacetania, Canal de Berdún, From Sangüesa to Valdizarbe, From the mountains to the valleys, From bridge to bridge..., The shadow of Montejurra, From Viana to Nájera, six Kings, Holy bridge makers, Boundary stone of Castile, From prehistory to the capital of art, Moors, riverbanks and a canal, Romanesque, Gothic and Plateresque, Mudejars, Mozarabs and Sephardis, Towns of adobe, The forgotten kingdom, El Páramo, a shepherd and a braggart, Asturs and Romans, El Bierzo, An enclosed valley, Down Rañadoiro, Father Miño, Forested paths, Ultreia, ultreia!