Comillas Academy Pays a Visit to “Albergue La Peña”

July 8, 2014

After watching the movie “The Way” in Spanish, our students learned about the importance of this pilgrimage, the traditions behind the story of James (Santiago), and the different paths people take to get to Santiago de Compostela. Comillas just so happens to be the 15th day on the North Route of El Camino de Santiagoand has a nice but very small shelter.

Monica was the tourist guide who explained us some of the current status of this famous pilgrimage, and some of the traditions that made this a very important cultural feature from Spain. At the end, each student received a vieira, a shell that now represents the journey, but in its origins was a valuable tool for many things, including helping pilgrims take water into their mouths. 

-Alejandro