Pilgrimages in Medieval Coruña
For centuries, A Coruña was the undisputed destination for all pilgrims who came by boat from Northern Europe. On arriving at the Brigantine port they would disembark, and continue their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
As a result the city developed a great economic and commercial infrastructure, which made it one of the most powerful cities in the Middle Ages.
As in the past, pilgrims today still depart from the atrium of the Church of Santiago. Inside this church we will begin our medieval journey, revealing the secrets hidden in each of its stones.
Along our route, we will also discover the many references about the importance of these pilgrimages, present in the symbolism of our monuments, as well as stories about famous pilgrims who have left their mark on our city.
At the end of the visit, we will enjoy an aperitif in one of the most traditional places in the city.