The Camino de Santiago, the most popular pilgrimage route from the Early Middle Ages onwards- has experienced quite recently a revival. More than 250,000 peregrinos travel the Way of Saint James each year from all over the world. The reasons are very personal, and everyone experiences the journey in a different way. 2021 has been an important date because it’s a Jacobean Year, or Holy Year of Compostela. For those who walk the Camino with religion in mind, this event holds special significance. And due to the COVID -19 pandemic the Pope announced that it was to be extended to include 2022.
Actually, there is no one camino but many. One could even say that there’s one for each pilgrim, because el camino starts at home. Some of these ways have gained recognition as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO because of their significance for the history of humanity. The way of Saint James has been called a “highway of knowledge”, as it contributed to disseminate Romanesque art, Gothic cathedrals, the medieval lyrical poetry of the cantigas and the epic poetry of the chansons de geste. During our two sessions we’ll have the opportunity to discover some aspects of these grand cultural and artistic movements which were arising in Europe, and much more….
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Each lecture is 22Euros (Roughly $17 US).