We start today, and until the Covid-19 allows it, a series of videos (open to the public) to show every day the beauties that our country, Spain, has. And the best way to start these descriptive videos is perhaps the most famous Spanish tradition in the world, El Camino de Santiago.
Santiago el Mayor was one of the main apostles of Jesus Christ and the first of them to die in martyrdom. Christian tradition indicates that his body was taken to Hispania and placed in a tomb located in Gallaecia (Galicia). This was discovered around 820 among the remains of an abandoned Roman settlement and a temple was built on it, which was extended in the following centuries until it became the current cathedral. The cult of the apostle soon spread among peninsular Christians and was proclaimed by Alfonso II as the patron of the kingdom of Asturias, a consideration that he maintained in the political entities that succeeded him. Likewise, there arose the custom among his armies of invoking his name before entering into battle.