Author photo: Dr. Pombo (Sarria)
Holy Apostolic Metropolitan Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is a temple of catholic cult located in the homonymous city, in the center of the province of La Coruña, in Galicia (Spain).
Welcomes that, according to the tradition, It is the tomb of St. James, which he turned the temple into one of the main pilgrimage destinations in Europe during the Middle Ages through the so-called Camino de Santiago, an initiatory route in the wake of the Milky Way is still communicating the Iberian Peninsula with the rest of the continent.
This was decisive for the medieval Spanish kingdoms participate in cultural movements of the time; today remains an important pilgrimage destination.
A privilege granted in 1122 Calixto II by Pope declared that they would "Holy Year" or "Jubilee Year" in Compostela every year on the day 25 of July, Santiago Day, coincide Sunday; This privilege was confirmed by Pope Alexander III in his bull Regis aeterni in 1179.