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Holy Year 2021

March 31, 2020
The last Jacobean Years were 1999, 2004, 2010 and the next Holy Year 2021. The first Jubilee / Holy / Jacobean Year was established by Pope Callistus II in 1122 for the year 1126. The Holy Years have been celebrated, since then, when the Santiago festival (July 25), falls on Sunday. Periodically, as a general rule, these happen… Continued
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Pilgrims Camino Santiago 2019

March 27, 2020
Throughout the year 2019, 347.578 pilgrims were received at the Pilgrims Office in Santiago de Compostela compared to 327.378 pilgrims in 2018, which represents an increase of 20.200 people compared to the previous year. By sex Pilgrim Women were 177.857 (51,15%) compared to 164.836 (Year 2018) Pilgrim Men ... Continued
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Templars on the Camino de Santiago

7 for February, 2012
Origins of the Templars on the Camino de Santiago In 1096-1099 the First Crusade took place, in which Hugo de Payns participated, among others. In 1118, the French knight, named Hugo de Payens and the Flemish knight Godofredo de Saint-Adhemar, decided to promote the foundation of a monastic order, the purpose of which was the… Continued
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