Santiago de Compostela was proclaimed the first European Cultural itinerary by the Council of Europe in 1987. This route from the French-Spanish border was – and still is – taken by pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela. Some 1,800 buildings along the route, both religious and secular, are of great historic interest. The route played a fundamental role in encouraging cultural exchanges between the Iberian peninsula and the rest of Europe during the Middle Ages. It remains a testimony to the power of the Christian faith among people of all social classes and from all over Europe.
In contradiction to the rest of the website, the places are not in alphabetical order but ordered in the etappes as named in de codex calixtinus in the direction towards Santiago de Compostela.
The town from … is not mentioned in that gallery, but in the earlier one.
The photos are a mix from my Camino Frances in the summer of 2014 and 2015. The photos of the Camino Primitivo date from 2015 winter.