The exhibition "Welcoming and hospitality on the Camino de Santiago" travels to Seville in order to disseminate the Jacobean values on te Vía de la Plata

  • Organised by Turismo de Galicia, the itinerant exhibition is pay homage to the voluntary hospitallers.

Santiago de Compostela, October 4, 2017

Until October 28, the city of Seville will host the itinerant exhibition Welcoming and Hospitality on the Camino de Santiago, an exhibition which is successfully travelling through several cities, which is highlighting the Jacobean values through art.

The exhibition organised by Turismo de Galicia is a homage to all the voluntary hospitallers through a detailed collection of photographs of Manuel G. Vicente taken in recent decades. Images taken from the end of the nineties up to the present time are exhibited and show the hospitality of numerous volunteers in hostels and in other points on the the Camino de Santiago.

The exhibition also shows the role f the Associations of Friends of the Camino and persons who fill the Jacobean routes with a fraternal atmosphere of solidarity, disseminating the culture and spirituality entailed din the experience of the Camino.

The exhibition now arrives in Seville after travelling through several cities where it has been well received by the public.  The exhibition was inaugurated in Santiago de Compostela on the opening of the Holy Year of Mercy and began an extensive journey through cities of Galicia such as Ourense, Mondoñedo, Tui, Samos and Ferrol. Tit also visited several churches and cathedrals   at international level, such as those of Auckland, Durham and Exeter, in the United Kingdom.

During this year, and owing to its reception by the public, it extended its route through Spain and was presented in cities such as Almeria, Carrión de los Condes, Guadix, Madrid, Malaga and now, Seville, where it was inaugurated in the former Fábrica de Tabacos (Tobacco Factory), which now hosts the Faculty of Philology and History and Geography of the University of Seville which is included in the touristic route of the city.

Until the end of October

The inauguration of the exhibition of Seville, where the Vía de la Plata passes, was also framed in the commemoration acts of the 25 anniversary of the Association of Frinds of the Camino of Seville with the lecture given by the person responsible for the Cultura Xacobea del Xacobeo, Francisco Singul, on The Camino de Santiago, mentality and culture of a a living historical event.

After passing through Seville, where it will remain until the end of the month, the exhibition will transfer to the Royal Holloway University of London and then to the Auditorio Maestro Padilla, in Almeria.