The Camino de Santiago and its different routes would not exist without the pilgrims who travel to Santiago de Compostela, as they are the ones who give it meaning as protagonists of the Jacobean event. On the different paths you will meet pilgrims of flesh and blood like you, but also pilgrims of flesh and blood like you. many sculptures that, as a tribute to his figure, are erected in some emblematic points of the route.. In this article we will learn more about some of the main sculpturessome more recent than others, that you will find on your pilgrimage to Compostela..

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Sculptures on the French Way of Santiago

We are heading to Roncesvalles, at the beginning of the French Way of Santiago in Spain, where you can contemplate the sculpture called “Stele of the Way”. Located in the gardens of the Royal Collegiate Church of Roncesvalles, it is a a work made of cut steel by the Navarrese sculptor Faustino Aizkorbeby the sculptor Faustino Aizkorbe from Navarre.inaugurated on 31 May 2013. It is an abstract work due to its its spiral shape, representing the movement involved in the pilgrim’s journey.. In addition, the irregularities of the spiral ribbon tell us about all of the those experiences, both good and bad, that we can experience on the pilgrimageand even the irregularities of the relief that the pilgrim encounters during the journey.. Different notches in the ribbon represent the stages that, little by little, lead the pilgrim to the centre, to Santiago de Compostela, an empty vertex that each one will fill during his pilgrimage experience..

“Where the path of the wind crosses the path of the stars.”

So says the monument that we find if we advance towards Santiago de Compostela, a mythical sculptural ensemble on the Camino de Santiago, the Monument of the Alto del Perdónerected at more than 900 meters above sea level. They are several sheet metal figures depicting pilgrims in different periods of timeaccompanied by horses, mules and even dogs. Installed in 1996, it is the work of Vicente Galbete, and from here you have one of the most important panoramic views of the French route.

Further on, in Santo Domingo de la Calzada, you can visit a curious sculpture, “Aperos del Peregrino”.Aperos del Peregrino