Saint James Way

43º 20' 6'' N  8º 28' 4'' W      map

Marian pilgrimages had a strong impact on the history of this borough, with the sanctuary at the church of Santa María de Pastoriza being the temple of pilgrimage during the St. James' Way because of its Marian avocation, Starting with the fact that European pilgrims chose to follow the Maritime Walk using the port of A Coruña, and the Fisterra Walk, which runs through privileged landscapes where our ancestors' fantasies brought out fantastic beings or miraculous events completing the pilgrimage at Fisterra, and fulfilling there the ritual of burning their used clothes at the seashore, we can confirm that the St. James Walk crossed this borough.

A further testimony confirming that the St. James'Way passed through Arteixo is the fact that Santiago (Saint James) is the patron saint of the parish of the borough capital.

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