Map of Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Routes in PortugalLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
Here we go again, trying to inscribe more routes to Santiago de Compostela. I'm not a big fan of these inscriptions, especially when they're separated by national borders because although they definitely are significant in history and culture, it's strange to see all these minor sites inscribed on the basis of simply being in the right place for pilgrims to pass by throughout the centuries and nothing else. I'd prefer a shorter compilation of representative sites and sections of the route that show significance and good preservation of such significance to the route and to human history.
Funnily enough, as of the time of writing this review, I have only been through the French and Portuguese sites on the route, but not the Spanish. Anyway, I visited the Cathedral of Lisbon and Jeronimos Monastery back in May 2017. The cathedral was quite interesting with its Romanesque interior and 'Castelo São Jorge-esque' exterior, but I saw no signs of the route. The monastery, of course being a World Heritage Site in its own right, was truly remarkable, but that's a review for another day. Anyhow, neither visit, just like my visit to the French sites, really gave me the essence of the pilgrimage route to Santiago, as it seemed they were more of pilgrimage centers in their own right.
2017 Added to Tentative List
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