The Sant Jaume Path, declared Heritage of Humanity, has a use today quite different to its original, since nowadays there are many different reasons for people to make a pilgrimage. However, this path, during the Middle Ages, was one of the main pilgrimage routes for faithful Christians and millions of people have travelled along it over the centuries. In Tortosa, its restoration began in November 1996 and thorough historical research has been conducted since then to identify and trace the route.
In order to honour history, the path now starts at the mouth of the Ebro River since the landscape of the Delta is constantly changing the famous Port Fangós has disappeared, which was the medieval seaport of Tortosa. However, it is in the city itself where the real entrance and exit doors to the very tortosian “Portal del Romeu” can be found. Pilgrims on their way to Galicia’s Saint James coming from countries bordering the Mediterranean were collected from the ports throughout the Ebro’s maritime region and its surroundings, as were those travelling along the former Via Augusta, a track which has lasted over time and was connected to the coast of the Hispanic Mare Nostrum. Once on your way, the path takes you through Tortosa, Gandesa, Casp, Saragossa, Tudela and Calahorra, to Logronyo, where it links up with the French Path.
Download the tracks of the itinerary (in TRK format)