Camí de Sant Jaume

The discovery of the remains of the Apostle James in Compostela in the early ninth century ignited an unprecedented religious fervor throughout the world known until then. From all over the old continent, devotees made their way to Santiago de Compostela to purify themselves and worship the relics of the holy martyr. After ups and downs, in the twentieth century, the path takes on great importance, adding to the religious aspect of the route others such as cultural and sports. The routes that led and lead to Compostela converge on two main routes: the Aragonese and the Navarrese, the latter entering from France via Roncesvalles and reaching Puente de la Reina, where it joins the Aragonese route coming from Somport passing through Jaca.

Many secondary roads converge on these main roads, one of them, and as a variant of the entrance to the Peninsula, it collected people from southern Europe who, entering through the Perxa and Pimorent passes, converge in Sant Jaume de Rigolisa (Puigcerdà), crosses La Cerdanya along the banks of the river Segre and continues, crossing the Pyrenees, in the direction of Jaca where it connects with one of the main roads.

Walking along this path of prehistoric origins, on foot, by bicycle or on horseback, we will delve into the essence of a region that, silently, has played a very important role in the historical development of a country and we will know and we will enjoy one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe.

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