Pilgrims’ way: meet you at the next shell
From the 10th century onwards, pilgrims from across Europe made their way to Santiago de Compostela (in modern-day Spain) in order to worship the shrine containing the supposed remains of St James the Great. At the time, this was one of the three most important Christian pilgrimages, after Jerusalem and Rome.
On this tour you will follow in the footsteps of the pilgrims heading for Santiago de Compostela through the centre of Brussels. Inscribed in the pavement, you will find some 50 bronze shells, indicating the pilgrimage route. You will explore part of that route through Brussels and learn about the significance of the shells’ positioning.
In cooperation with Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l’Histoire.
Sat. & Sun. at 9:00, 11:30 and 14:00 (in French) (duration: 1 hour 30 minutes).