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Guy Gaswint

Pilgrimage of Compostela which is called The Camino de Santiago today is a pilgrimage route that is still used today. The route leads to the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where it is said that the remains of St. James are enshrined. A pilgrimage is believed to be a way to get closer to god, today many people walk or cycle this route to become closer with their own inner self and nature. During stops along the way people have a chance to meet other people from different parts of the world and social classes. The churches helped to support pilgrims by making the church more accessible for visitors during periods of mass or prayer. The church undoubtedly received considerable revenue from the pilgrims when the visited.