Escorted Rail Tours to Santiago de Compostela
Field of the Star
The ancient story of the founding of Santiago de Compostela, with its variations and embellishments, has become shrouded in myth. According to legend, two disciples transported the body of St James back to Spain in 44 AD, after he was executed in Jerusalem. After transporting his body back from the Holy Land in a stone boat, they landed and travelled a little way inland - to the site of the present-day city - and here St James was buried.