The Way of St James. A modern pilgrim experience exhibition is a new expression of modern creativity linked to Jacobean culture. This magnificent project, which opened in the USA in 2018, has travelled to Lorient, France, this year.
In celebration of the General Assembly of Poland’s Friends of the Way of St James, this exhibition is shown in Wroclaw, and will later go on to Krakow and Tarnowskie Góry. The exhibition allows you to learn about the Way of St James through striking photographs and audiovisual pieces that accompany them and artist Manuel Valcárcel is achieving great success and international recognition.
The pilgrimage to Santiago De Compostela allows the pilgrim to find themselves, but it also allows them to meet other pilgrims, who can accompany them on the route. They come into contact with the local population and the spectacular concept of a universal and open Way that was always understood as a sacred space. At the end of this physical and spiritual adventure, pilgrims will see the city of Santiago and its cathedral, with the journey culminating in a visit to the tomb of Apostle Saint James the Greater and an embrace with the altar image. The suggested additional part of the journey to Europe’s ‘end of the world’ (Cabo Fisterra) is fundamental in understanding the mentality of medieval pilgrims. It is a place of great significance that is usually visited after completing the pilgrimage to the tomb of St James.
Location: Centrum Duszpasterskie Archidiecezji Wrocławskiej
ul. Katedralna 4, Wroclaw. Poland
Dates: from 21st to 30th September
Schedule of visits: Monday to Friday from 08:00 to 20:00 and Saturday from 08:00 to 16:00.
Organisers: Xacobeo 2021.Turismo de Galicia. Xunta de Galicia