What is the meaning of Santiago de Compostela?
Santiago de Compostela in British English
(Spanish de kɔmpɔsˈtela ) noun. a city in NW Spain: place of pilgrimage since the 9th century and the most visited (after Jerusalem and Rome) in the Middle Ages; cathedral built over the tomb of the apostle St James.
Why is the Camino sacred?
The Camino de Santiago is the way of the gospel walked by James the Apostle. The Camino de Santiago itself is a spiritual way and a way of self-mortification that engenders physical and spiritual pain while walking for more than a month.
Why do people walk to Compostela?
Many people still walk the Camino de Santiago for religious or spiritual reasons. During ‘Holy Years’ where the feast day of Sanit James falls on a Sunday, all pilgrims waking the Camino can earn a plenary indulgence (a way to reduce one’s punishment for sins).