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Saint Jean Pied de Port Santiago de Compostela
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The Road between Saint Jean de Pied de Port (Donibane Garazi) and Santiago de Compostela is the most important and popular axis of the Jacobean pilgrimages.

Since the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle James in Compostela, in the ninth century, the Camino de Santiago became the most important pilgrimage route of medieval Europe. The passage of the innumerable pilgrims who, moved by their faith, headed for Compostela from all the European countries, served as the starting point for an artistic, social and economic development that left its mark throughout the Camino de Santiago. In 1993, Year Jacobeo, the pilgrim resurgence occurs. The mixture of sports challenge with religiosity, in search of the authentic and of oneself, all escorted by Romanesque and Gothic styles, between Templar knights and Benedictine monks, between beeches and trigos, between chestnuts and carvallos, between legends and miracles make the Camino de Santiago a singular experience.