By William J. Bonville
A Traveler's street to Heaven; provides old and cultural meat to the bones of the hiker s fortunately convivial El Camino event. Of much more import, the e-book allows that have for the visitor who yearns to direction El Camino de Santiago yet is bodily incapable of dealing with the trials of strolling the 8 hundred kilometers of how. For others, it turns a touristy lark among the operating of the bulls in Pamplona, and encountering St. James at grasp Mateo s Portico de los angeles Gloria, right into a sharing of the after El Camino adventure that the hiker cum pilgrim in general claims focused on himself.
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Extra resources for A Traveler's Highway to Heaven: Exploring the History & Culture of Northern Spain on El Camino de Santiago
Rising beyond the museum building is the Royal Collegiate Church of Nuestra Señora de Roncesvalles, founded by Sancho VII, the Strong (1154-1234), in 1219. Sancho and his queen, Clemencia, are entombed here in the chapel of St. Augustine, which occupies the one-time chapter house adjacent to the main church. Set furthest apart from the monastery and thus the first historic structure we encounter, is the Church of the Holy Spirit. This is a Romanesque funerary chapel for unfortunate pilgrims whose dreams of traveling the Highway to Heaven died along with their worn out bodies here at the Hospital of Roland.
It is intended to make the most of a unique vacation opportunity, and treats time, historical import and see-worthiness as the principal factors for making decisions on where to go and what to see. The author went there, did that and came home, just as described, verifying it could be done as advertised. Moreover, he had a wife with him who made sure it was done enjoyably without hectic dashing around and sacrifice of creature comforts. A detailed itinerary, to be used as a model for your personal planning purposes, is presented at the back of the book.
The Basques call their language Euskera. Its use has persisted in spite of the opposition of church and state. Under the fascist regime of Francisco Franco it was forbidden to be taught in schools, and until the past century the Church regarded it as a pagan tongue, proscribed to such an extent that children could not even be baptized with Basque names. At Zubiri, which in Basque means “village of the bridge,” the Navarran Road of the pilgrims passes a thirteenth century church with a Romanesque tower.
A Traveler's Highway to Heaven: Exploring the History & Culture of Northern Spain on El Camino de Santiago by William J. Bonville