The exhibition The Camino de Santiago. A contemporary pilgrimage experience is a new expression of contemporary creativity linked to Jacobean culture. This year this magnificent project, which opened in 2018 in the USA, travelled to Lorient, France, and in Wroclaw it started its journey to several places in Poland. On this occasion, it will be the Cervantes Institute in Krakow where you will have the opportunity to discover Jacobean tradition and the Camino de Santiago through the striking images of the audiovisual piece created by Manuel Valcárcel.
This exhibition is part of the presentation in Krakow of the Xacobeo 2021 programme and on the day of the opening there will be a cycle of lectures given by Franciszek Mróz. Pedagogical University of Kraków, Instytut Geografii, Faculty Member, titeld Pilgrimages to Santiago de Compostela by Poles. Past and Present, and Francisco Singul, historian and head of the Department of Jacobean Culture of Xacobeo-Xunta de Galicia (Galician regional government), entitled Camino de Santiago. Worldview and culture.
Today the experience of the pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela allows the pilgrim to get to know themselves, but also other pilgrims, travel companions, the local population and the spectacular setting of a universal and open Camino that has always been understood as a sacred space. At the end of this physical and spiritual adventure, the encounter with the city of Santiago and its cathedral is topped off with an intimate visit to the Tomb of the Apostle James the Greater and the image of the altar. The suggestion of supplementing the Camino with a trip to the European Finisterra (Cape Finisterre) is fundamental to understanding the mentality of medieval pilgrims, a place of great significance usually visited after you have completed the experience of the Camino in the sanctuary of Compostela.
Location: Cervantes Institute in Krakow
Address: Kanonicza, 12. Krakow
Dates: from 29 October to 20 November
Opening times: From Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 19:30 and Friday from 9:00 to 15:00.
Organisers: Xacobeo 2021. Galicia Tourism. Xunta de Galicia
In collaboration with: Cervantes Institute in Krakow. Spanish Embassy in Warsaw.