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Santiago de Compostela.  This plaster cast of Saint James from the portal of his great pilgrimage shrine in Compostela is in the V Museum, London.

This plaster cast of Saint James from the portal of his great pilgrimage shrine in Compostela is in the V Museum, London.

Saints, Santos

Saints, Santos

Saint James the Greater. One of the Apostles. He traveled much to spread the faith which led to his patronage of wandering people - including soldiers. His body is buried under the Cathedran in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The Camino de Santiago is one of the most ancient and revered Christian pilgrimages.

The Martyrdom of St. James the Apostle Brother of St. John the Apostle

Saints, Santos

Croix de Saint Jacques de Compostelle sur trottoir <- Love this! I want this as a tattoo!!

Croix de Saint Jacques de Compostelle sur trottoir <- Love this! I want this as a tattoo!

Some day...  A way-marker on the pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostella in northwest Spain representing St James himself as a Santiago pilgrim. Photo by John Savelid.

A way-marker on the pilgrim road to Santiago de Compostella in northwest Spain representing St James himself as a Santiago pilgrim. Photo by John Savelid.

Camino De Santiago "Buen Camino" Pilgrim Cloth Patch

Camino de Santiago Way of St. James Scallop Shell Road Pilgrim Cloth Patch New

A walker places a stone at the base of a cross along El Camino de Santiago in northern Spain. Hiking the pilgrimage route without any electronic devices offers spiritual renewal, but it can be challenging to make the trip without social media or access to information about time, weather or lodging options. (Maya Hasson/ASSOCIATED PRESS)

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain — A pilgrim heading to Santiago de Compostela in ancient times could expect a warm meal and a bed after a long day's walk. Camino de Santiago, Spanish for the Way of St. James, has existed for more than years.

Pilgrim (el camino de santiago): Walking th "way of Saint James" is on my all-time bucket list.

I will be this guy when I retire from where I am currently working. Pilgrim (el camino de santiago): Walking th "way of Saint James" is on my all-time bucket list.

¿Quién fue Santiago Apóstol?: Santiago Apóstol en el Codex Calixtinus (Liber Sancti Jacobi)

¿Quién fue Santiago Apóstol?

¿Quién fue Santiago Apóstol?: Santiago Apóstol en el Codex Calixtinus (Liber Sancti Jacobi)

Cross of Saint James, featuring a concha shell of the Camino de Santiago, on a necklace for good fortune and protection along life's journey

Note the little scallop shell of El Camino de Santiago on this lovely Saint James cross necklace / pendant

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