Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 05/23/2011


Photo taken on May 23, 2011



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Spain
Apostle
St James
Roman Catholic Major Church
Greatest Pilgrim Center of Christianity
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Santiago de Compostela
Baroque
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St James Tomb
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Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Baroque Facade Christianity Major Church

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral Baroque Facade Christianity Major Church
TO SEE ENLARGED AS ALL PICTURES HAVE BEEN REDUCED!!!Millions and millions pilgrims come there from far Countries since many siecles in all kinds of transportation, many afoot even on knees to visit the shrine of St James the Major Apostle burried there! Historical facts : in 819 AD, a small church was first built over the St. James 's tomb; In 997 troups of Moorish Al-Mansur destroyed it but the relics of the Apostle were left intatct; Despite its Baroque facade, the present cathedral remains one of the finest Romanesque church in Spain; Construction began in 1060 under the reign of Alfonso VI and was finished in 1211; Many transformations were operated in later centuries, as the huge Baroque facade in the 16th-18th centuries; The spectacular made of granite Baroque Obradeiro facade of the cathedral was added between 1738 and 1750 by Fernando de Casas; The two most recent Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI made the pilgrimage to Santiago; Spain Galicia Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

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6 comments - The latest ones
Danielle
Danielle
C'est MAGNIFIQUE !****************
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Danielle
Un tel lieu mérite bien qu'on le soigne un peu! Merci Danielle!
6 years ago.
ManueL.
ManueL.
Superbe!
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to ManueL.
Muchas gracias Amigo!
6 years ago.
Martine
Martine
C'est superbe, amitiés
6 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Martine
Merci beaucoup Martine!
6 years ago.