3 days ago · Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia, in northwestern Spain.The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, as the destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route since the 9th century.
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3 days ago · Santiago de Compostela (also Saint James of Compostela) is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia. It is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site. The city is in the northwest of Spain in the Province of A Coruña.
3 days ago · Santiago de Compostela es un municipio y ciudad de España, capital de la comunidad autónoma de Galicia. Pertenece a la provincia de La Coruña y en ella tienen su sede el gobierno autonómico gallego (Junta de Galicia) y el Parlamento. La ciudad antigua de Santiago es Patrimonio de la Humanidad por la Unesco desde 1985.
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The Camino de Santiago, known in English as the Way of St. James, is a network of pilgrims' ways or pilgrimages leading to the shrine of the apostle Saint James the Great in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia in northwestern Spain, where tradition has it that the remains of the saints are buried there. Many follow its routes as a form of spiritual path or retreat for their spiritual growth. It is also popular with hiking and cycling enthusiasts and organized tour groups. The Fren
The Way of St. James was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the later Middle Ages, and a pilgrimage route on which a plenary indulgence could be earned; other major pilgrimage routes include the Via Francigena to Rome and the pilgrimage to Jerusalem. Legend holds that St. James's remains were carried by boat from Jerusalem to northern Spain, where he was buried in what is now the city of Santiago de Compostela. The Way can take one of dozens of pilgrimage routes to Santiago d
The main pilgrimage route to Santiago follows an earlier Roman trade route, which continues to the Atlantic coast of Galicia, ending at Cape Finisterre. Although it is known today that Cape Finisterre, Spain's westernmost point, is not the westernmost point of Europe, the fact th
The scallop shell, often found on the shores in Galicia, has long been the symbol of the Camino de Santiago. Over the centuries the scallop shell has taken on a variety of meanings, metaphorical, practical, and mythical, even if its relevance may have actually derived from the de
Codex Calixtinus Saint James with his pilgrim's staff. The hat is typical, but he often wears his emblem, the scallop shell, on the front brim of the hat or elsewhere on his clothes. The earliest records of visits paid to the shrine dedicated to St. James at Santiago de Compostel
Although it is commonly believed that the pilgrimage to Santiago has continued without interruption since the Middle Ages, few modern pilgrimages antedate the 1957 publication of Irish Hispanist and traveler Walter Starkie's The Road to Santiago. The revival of the pilgrimage was supported by the Spanish government of Francisco Franco, much inclined to promote Spain's Catholic history. "It has been only recently that the pilgrimage to Santiago regained the popularity it had in the Middle Ages."
1. Kim Brown, "Spiritual Lessons along the Camino". A 40-day journey about the spiritual lessons learned walking the Camino. Imprimatur by Cardinal DiNardo 2. April Capil, "Camino de Limon: 47 Days on The Way of St. James". A memoir of walking the Camino Frances ten years after surviving cancer and bankruptcy. 3. Anne Carson, "Kinds of Water". A prose poem that traces the narrator's journey, focusing on the philosophical questions it raises, especially with regards to the nature and desire of th
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The Santiago de Compostela derailment occurred on 24 July 2013, when an Alvia high-speed train traveling from Madrid to Ferrol, in the north-west of Spain, derailed at high speed on a bend about 4 kilometres outside of the railway station at Santiago de Compostela. Out of 222 people on board, around 140 were injured and 79 died. The train's data recorder showed that it was traveling at about twice the posted speed limit of 80 kilometres per hour when it entered a bend in the rail. The crash was
Spain has one of the world's most extensive high-speed railway networks, built and maintained by the state-owned infrastructure company Adif and run by the operator Renfe, which is also a state-owned company which manages the rolling stock. The RENFE Class 730 passenger train is in service on this line, as it can run on both conventional and high-speed tracks. The Class 730 also has two generator cars that allow its electric traction motors to function on non-electrified lines, but which bring i
At 20:41 CEST on 24 July 2013, the passenger train, on an express route from Madrid to Ferrol, derailed on a section of conventional track at the end of the Olmedo-Zamora-Galicia line, at Angrois in Santiago de Compostela. All vehicles – the two power cars, their adjacent generator cars at both ends of the train and the nine intermediate carriages – derailed as the train rounded the A Grandeira curve; four cars overturned. A track-side CCTV camera video indicates that the front ...
The regional government leader, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, remarked, "There are bodies lying on the railway track. It's a Dante-esque scene". About 320 Spanish national police were dispatched to the scene of the accident. Festivities planned for 25 July, which is a regional holiday, were cancelled. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called an emergency ministerial meeting, saying, "I want to express my affection and solidarity with the victims of the terrible train accident in Santiago." On 25 July ...
The Comisión de Investigación de Accidentes Ferroviarios is responsible for the investigation of railway accidents in Spain. A government spokesperson said that all signs pointed to the Santiago de Compostela derailment being an accident and said there was no evidence that terrorism was a factor. Sabotage was also ruled out. Eyewitnesses said the train was travelling at high speed before derailing. This was confirmed by data from the train's black box which revealed that 250 m before the ...
In the immediate aftermath of the accident, the Spanish rail authority Adif installed three ASFA balises on 1.9 km of the approach to Santiago de Compostela to enforce speed limits of 160, 60 and 30 km/h, to prevent trains from reaching the 2013 accident point at a speed that would cause a similar derailment. Balises are track-mounted programmable transponders which communicate with the on-board computers on Spanish high-speed trains, and which can cause an automatic brake application if speed r
Nov 19, 2020 · Santiago de Compostella (in het Castiliaans en Galicisch: Santiago de Compostela en in het Nederlands Sint-Jacob van Compostella) is een stad in het noordwesten van Spanje. Santiago, dat Sint-Jakobus betekent (Sant Iago), ligt in de comarca Santiago, in de provincie A Coruña in Galicië. De stad heeft circa 100.000 inwoners, waaronder 35.000 ...
3 days ago · Lourdes, Santiago de Compostela, Finisterre a piedi, Bologna, E.D.B. 1996; Sergio Baldan, Ultreya! Suseya! - pellegrinaggio in bicicletta da Venezia a Santiago de Compostela, Monselice, Edizione a cura dell'Ass. Amici di Santiago, 2003
Nov 19, 2020 · Franco Facco, Un pellegrinaggio a Santiago di Compostela. Con il corpo, lo spirito e la luce, Torino, Psiche, 2012, ISBN 978-88-96-09322-1. Bruno Galante, Buen camino. Sulle orme dei pellegrini che da undici secoli a piedi sono diretti a Santiago de Compostela, Firenze, Codex Uno, 2005, ISBN 978-88-90-21700-5.
5 days ago · El municipio de Santiago de Tolú, departamento de Sucre, tiene como santo patrón a Santiago el Mayor, celebrando cada año las novenas y fiestas en su honor. La capital del departamento del Valle del Cauca se llama Santiago de Cali, en honor de Santiago de Compostela, y su fecha de fundación es el 25 de julio de 1536.