- Camino(s) past & future
- Santiago and beyond (own way - voie de Tours - camino francés - Biskaya - Manche)
They walked it for Saint James and seeing the cathedral.
Not quite. They walked because in those days it was felt that it was very important to be as physically close to the relics as possible. In those days, the journey was not the destination. The destination was the destination. And those who walked didn't walk by choice but by necessity. They had no other means of travel available to them.I think they walked it to venerate the relics of Saint James.
All this has changed. And @AshleyF has pointed out, quite correctly, that our contemporary thinking is quite different from medieval thinking as to the benefits of travelling to a saint's physical sanctuary on earth.