Santo Domingo de la Calzada


  • Also: Sam Domingos da Calçada
  1. Municipality in the modern autonomous community of Rioja in northeastern Spain, situated along the Camino de Compostela.
  2. The town was founded by St. Domingo de la Calzada, a hermit from nearby Burgos who improved the causeway, 'calzada' in Spanish, used by the pilgrims to the sactuary of St. James in Compostela. He built a bridge, a church, and a hospital with a hostel.
  3. In the 21st century, pilgrims to Compostela still walk this way, stop at the local hostel and visit the cathedral dedicated to the saint.

Chronicle entries in which Santo Domingo de la Calzada appears:

Crónica de D. Pedro, ch. 26: 27, 44-45

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