Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 10/14/2008


Photo taken on June 27, 2006



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Spain
Cathedral
Galicia
Santiago de Compostela
UNESCO site
Pilgrims Place
Baroque Facade


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PICT12632ac Santiago de Compostela, Most Sacred Christian Destination Since a Millenary

PICT12632ac Santiago  de Compostela, Most Sacred Christian Destination Since a Millenary
Millions and millions pilgrims come there from far Countries since many siecles in all kinds of transportation, many afoot even on knees! Historycal 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; Spain Galicia Santiago de Compostela.

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Peri Alice
Peri Alice
Bellisima...spero di vederla dal vivo in giugno!!! :-)))
8 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Peri Alice
Do You go there afoot? I wish You the nicest trip! Jacques
8 years ago.
ManueL.
ManueL.
La meta de los peregrinos de Santiago de Compostela. La iglesia es inmensa y una manifestación del Románico tardío español. Muy buena foto Jacques
7 years ago.
Jacques has replied to ManueL.
Muchas gracias Manuel: Me recuerdo mucho tu video del turiferarios para dispersar las odores del gente!!!! Excusa mio povre Espanol que no hay apprendido longuo!
7 years ago.