The Andalusian region has been characterized throughout history for its religious fervor. The different towns that have passed through here have left their mark as leverage. These people have brought their religious cults, some have stayed and some have not. This is a reason to establish religious tourism routes.
From Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans passing through Visigoths and Muslims. However, three religions were the main influence in this religious fervor. Christianity came to Andalusia in the first century through the legions.
This Christianity was evolving during the end of the Roman Empire and the High Middle Ages. However at that time, it also conlived Judaism from which it derives and years later came to Islam.
For seven centuries the Iberian peninsula was dominated by Islam, however the other religions coexisted. Christianity of that time remained majority, only forced conversions increased the number of Muslims.
As a general rule during those times the coexistence was peaceful except with the North Empires. With the advent of the Christian kingdoms again the worship of Jesus was regained.
The Middle Ages, renaissance, and especially the Baroque Christianity has a total role in life. Pilgrimages were the origin of religious tourism.
The cults and traditions that characterize our region practically all the year evolved from those times. From the pilgrimages with medieval beginnings to the rites of Holy Week of Baroque origin.
The religious traditions of our region are also linked to culture and art. Sculptural works, architectural, pictorial and other arts are linked to the religious fervor of the community.
From here we offer various religious routes to know the history, the faith and the art of our region linked to Christianity
THE PATH OF SANTIAGO MOZARABE