In the celebration of the Roman Holy Year of 1300, the Pope offered the pilgrims the Plenary Indulgence or the forgiveness of their sins. At the end of the XIV century, a period of economic expansion began and was developed in the following century. In this framework of crisis, chaos and recuperation, peasants, bourgeois, soldiers, nobles and those I religious orders went on pilgrimage especially in the periods of truce, under the mantle of a cosmic vision which interpreted the Milky Way as a way of souls heading to Paradise.
The encounter with the marvellous attracted the most modest and the nobility. King Alfonso XI of Castile (1325-1350) was knighted in Compostela; Isabel de Aragón (c. 1270-1336), the widow of King Dinís de Portugal, went on pilgrimage in 1325, donating her crown, among other personal possessions and riches; at the beginning of 1343, Saint Bridget of Sweden (1303-1373) arrived in Compostela. She was on a pilgrimage with her husband, Ulf Gudmarsson, and other persons, and had a mystical vision in the Cathedral, which was normal in her life.
During the final third of the XIV century, coast of Galicia and the European Atlantic powered a trading dynamic with rewarding results. The situation of crisis suffered in France, Flanders, England and other countries was a boost to Galicia as regards International trade linked to the pilgrimage by sea which had its maximum place of reference in Corunna, a port for pilgrims.
In the final decades of the XIV century and during the XV century, a large number of ships loaded with pilgrims from Flanders, Brittany, England and the Baltic countries together with goods from Flanders, Andalusia, Catalonia, Genoa and Venice docked in the port of Corunna. The same dock exported smoked fish to the Mediterranean and Ribeiro wine to the Atlantic coast of Europe.