Pilgrimage in Mediaeval Europe was highly developed and important - and had a significant effect on local economies. Destinations included Rome (Italy), the shrine dedicated to St. James at Santiago de Compostela (Spain), and Trondheim (then known as Nidaros, Norway).

Most routes have a history which predates Christianity.

In recent years, there has been a revival of interest in these traditional routes

  • for pilgrims (still)
  • for walkers, cyclists, and even horse-riders
  • as a focus for local tourism investment
  • and as an impetus for European identity and cooperation across borders.

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Multilingual guide to several ancient pilgrimage routes through Europe; includes maps, accommodation listings, and route information.
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August 28, 2016 at 5:15:03 UTC
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