Echoes from past
|Refugio de Peregrinos Itzandeguia
at Roncesvalles. Part of the Real Colegiata, built in early 13th century.
There was an hospice even earlier in Roncesvalles, because of the heavy flow
of pilgrims. The first recorded pilgrim who came to Santiago de Compostela
from north of Pyrennees was abbot Godescale from the monastery of Le Puy
in 950 AD. Le Puy still remains one of the main starting points of the Camino
besides St. Jean Pied de Port and Roncesvalles.
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