The Mozarabic Way to Santiago de Compostela, is a historic route. A route that pays tribute to all those Christians called Mozarabs who stayed in the territories of Al-Andalus. A journey through different landscapes, passing through olive trees, or cereal fields. It reminds us of that time when, despite being repressed, these Christians maintained their belief and devotion, and as proof of this today (and thanks to various Associations of the Camino de Santiago) has managed to maintain this ancient route. Do you want to meet her?
History of the Mozarabic Way
In the south of the peninsula the devotion to the Apostle St. James arose as in the north. This cult after the knowledge of the discovery of his remains made many pilgrims began a route to reach Santiago. A route that was used by the Christians who lived in Arab territories, being one of the oldest routes to Santiago.
The discovery of the Apostle’s remains led many of the Christians under Muslim domination to attempt the pilgrimage to Galicia, thus preserving their faith. The marked itinerary to reach the sepulchre was consolidated especially in periods of peace. Mozarabs from Almeria, Granada, Malaga and Jaen followed the ancient Roman communication routes converging in the ancient Cordoba. From there they headed to Merida.