Sunday, September 29, 2019
2019 Int. Correspondence on the Caminho since Eighties.
***Since the "Eighties" of last Century there has been Correspondence between Historians from Belgium, Germany and Austria about the Pilgrimage to Santiago leaving from Tavira, by the Eastern Provinces of Portugal, along Guadiana River and along the Castillian-(read Spanish-)Border, known of since the 13th Century(1239/1242). *Many times Pilgrims sailed from Beasuris(Castro Marim) and after the Lisbon Earthquake from Vila Real de Santo António(1776), up Guadiana River north, direction Alcoutim and Mértola, and from there on foot along the river, north to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. *Along the Route of this Pilgrimage, inside of Castles along Guadiana River and the Frontier to Castilla(later Spain), the Pilgrims found shelter and protection for the night, to continue the Caminho along the Route next day. *Because leaving from Tavira was a shorter distance and safer route, many times Pilgrims changed from the Via de la Plata (Castilla-later Spain), into Portugal to continue the Pilgrimage by the Route leaving from Tavira, Caminho do Este de Portugal desde Tavira-Algarve. *Distance from Tavira, starting from Igreja Matriz de Santiago(XIIIth Century)to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is about 960km, 34 Stages, and leaving from Sevilla's Cathedral by the Route of Camino de Santiago "Via de la Plata" to end in Santiago de Compostela at the Cathedral is 1002km. *For Studying about "O Caminho do Este de Portugal desde Tavira-Algarve" we can recommend: -"A GRANDE OBRA DOS CAMINHOS DE SANTIAGO" - ITER STELLARUM - Hércules de Ediciones - 3 Volumes, Francisco Rodríguez Iglesias, -"POR CAMINHOS DE SANTIAGO" - Itinerários Portugueses para Compostela - Carlos Gil - Joao Rodrigues - Publicacoes Dom Quixote, -Public Libraries in Tavira, VRSA and Castro Marim, **BOM CAMINHO-ITER STELLARUM**