Routes of Santiago de Compostela: Camino Francés and Routes of Northern Spain
A network of four Christian pilgrimage routes in
northern Spain, the site is an extension of the Route of Santiago de
Compostela, a serial site inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1993.
The extension represents a network of almost 1,500 km: coastal, interior
of the Basque Country–La Rioja, Liébana and primitive routes. It
includes a built heritage of historical importance created to meet the
needs of pilgrims, including cathedrals, churches, hospitals, hostels
and even bridges. The extension encompasses some of the earliest
pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela, following the discovery in
the 9thcentury of a tomb believed to be that of St. James the Greater.