Reproduction made of high quality resin and painted in great detail.
Measurements: Width: 30 cm. Height: 22 cm.
An extraordinary gift with an unbeatable presentation.
The piece reproduces the Portico de la Gloria of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
In the 9th century a story began to circulate in northern Spain about a hermit, Pelayo, who, after seeing lights in a field (Campus Stellae, “Field of Stars” = Compostela), discovered the remains of the apostle and two of his disciples, and alerted the bishop of the nearby town of Iria Flavia. In the 11th century, Alfonso II made Compostela a centre of pilgrimage for Christianity. A sanctuary was first erected on the site and later a cathedral, in whose Romanesque-style Portico de la Gloria (12th century) a statue of St. James with a pilgrim’s staff was placed.
Today the Way of St. James is still travelled by many pilgrims.