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Spanish Sites
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Apart from the most important Way of Saint James (see also Santiago de Compostela), Spain is a nation of other great devotions to relics and statues with strong ties in the popular tradition. In the Middle Ages, burial sites and churches in the Kingdom of Asturias even competed with Santiago de Compostela for the attraction of pilgrims. This religious importance was specifically due to the treasure guarded at the Holy Chamber of the cathedral of Oviedo, the second most venerated sanctuary among pilgrims of Saint James…

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Jorge Abril Sánchez, “Spanish Sites”, in: Encyclopedia of Medieval Pilgrimage. Consulted online on 28 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emp_SIM_000101>
First published online: 2012
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004181298, 20091023

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