If you are a Catholic, chances are you used to go to not just churches, but cathedrals too. Of course, every major town or city in the world with a vast number of Catholics sure does have a cathedral, or two. Out of all the cathedrals in the world, aside from St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is one of the more famous ones. Because of its architecture and rich history. And only it is also one of the three cathedrals who build over the top of an Apostle of Jesus Christ. As you can see, The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is the final resting place of Saint James the Great. And is one of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
Anyways, do you want to know more about its rich and colorful history? As well as its breathtaking architecture? Then, we got here six books to help you know more about this revered cathedral.
If you wish to have this cathedral to be on the top of your list once you visit Spain, then we have the best reference for you. Jes’us Precedo Lafuente’s The Cathedral Of Santiago De Compostela is a nifty guide. And that can help you navigate and familiarize the place before visiting it. Also, for a small yet concise reference for the cathedral, this one is for you.
Jean Goulden’s Blisters and Blessings: In Pursuit of the Camino De Santiago De Compostela’s Headless Saint (Kindle Edition)
What makes this cathedral so rich in history? It is because a lot of Catholics have visited this cathedral for pilgrimage. More stories and information about the fascinating history of this cathedral. As well as the picturesque places around it too. Jean Goulden’s Blisters and Blessings will let you go on a journey around the breathtaking locations around the cathedral. And as well as the history behind it.
Kevin A. Codd To the Field of Stars: A Pilgrim’s Journey to Santiago de Compostela (Paperback Edition)
For most of us, making a pilgrimage seems to be an archaic concept. Thus, this is the reason why this impressive cathedral’s history is mostly made up of. This book will let you take the same path as what pilgrims around the world have done for countless years. A life-changing book that tells about the faith and the journey that took place in this historical area.
David M. Gitlitz and Linda Kay Davidson’s The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago: The Complete Cultural Handbook (Paperback Edition)
It is known that there is three major pilgrimage route back in the Middle Ages that leads to this cathedral. David M. Gitlitz and Linda Kay Davidson’s The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago will take you on a journey to this sacred place. And if you wish to follow the traditional route to this place, then this book is for you.
Sometimes, aside from the info that you want for the cathedral, it is much better to have additional info about Spain itself. And as well as its religious history. Jose Guerra Campos’ Guide to The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is a complete guide. Not only about the cathedral itself, but also about Spain and the path of a pilgrimage back then as well. It is also complimented with beautiful photographs of the cathedral itself. And as well as the way going to it too.
For any religious person out there, going on a pilgrimage to any sacred historical sites is a great feat that not all can achieve. With these books, you can feel like you are there, as well as learning all the facts about the place too.