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A Pilgrimage Walk To Santiago De Compostela (VIDEO)

First Posted: 02/ 8/2011 7:36 am Updated: 11/30/2011 2:51 pm

A traveler named George Derk photographed and filmed his way along the Camino Frances, the most popular route along the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage trail with various routes all leading to a 9th century cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, Spain.

Derk started the 500-mile trek in a small town in France, tracing the route along northern Spain and finally ending at the magnificent 9th century cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, which is believed to be the final resting place of the apostle St. James. The town is an UNESCO World Heritage Sites, chosen because of its historic importance to Christians in Spain. The pilgrimage route, too, is considered historically significant for its place in linking the Iberian peninsula with the rest of Europe in the Middle Ages.

It's a stunning trek and the video only does it further justice.

WATCH:

Camino de Santiago from George Derk on Vimeo.

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