In the footsteps of Saint James


15/09/2018 - 16/09/2018

In the footsteps of Saint James

This walking tour will take you on the trail of the Way of Saint James, through the centre of Brussels. Markings on the ground, consisting of some fifty bronze shells, indicate one of the possible routes. From the 10th century onwards, pilgrims from all over Europe travelled to Santiago de Compostela, to the supposed tomb of the Apostle James, known as Saint James the Great. At that time, it was one of the three most important Christian pilgrimages, together with those to Jerusalem and Rome. During this tour, you will explore part of the pilgrims’ route through Brussels and learn the significance of the way in which the shells are placed.

A partnership between Itinéraires, sur les Sentiers de l’Histoire, Yolande d’Yve and Les Amis de Saint-Jacques de Compostelle.

Practical information

    • Starting point for the activity: in front of the entrance to the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
    • Parvis Sainte-Gudule/Sint-Goedelevoorplein
    • 1000 Brussels
    • Sat. & Sun. at 10h00 and 14h00 (duration: 2.5 hours)
      Please note that bookings are essential. Call 02/537.68.75 (from Monday to Friday, 10h00 to 13h00). Up to 25 people per tour. Please bring suitable footwear. In French only.
    • M
      Gare Centrale/Centraal Station
    • B
      Gare Centrale/Centraal Station