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A pilgrimage was extremely important during the Romanesque period and is even still very important to this day. People went on a pilgrimage for many different reasons. Some went to become closer to god while others believed that good fortune would come upon them once they completed the pilgrimage. The churches would often times have an oversized isle so that visitors could come and go without disturbing a session of mass as well as having isles on the outside under pillars that one could stand under without drawing attention to themselves. Many of the churches also had arches as a way to welcome travelers.