Jacobean River Route

The body of the Apostle Santiago was brought from Jaffa (Palestine) to Iria Flavia, near Padrón, from where it was taken to Compostela. The Xacobean maritime-fluvial route commemorates, precisely, this legend.
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According to tradition, the remains of the Apostle Saint James were transported by boat from Jaffa (Palestina) up to Iria Flavia, near Padrón, from which it was transferred to Compostela. The Xacobean sea-river journey  recalls  that legend.

The journey up to the river is carried out every year, normally in July, and is organized by the Jacobean Foundation. It comprises  18 coastal and riverside councils, which provide the visitors with some boats in order to take part in the route, free of charges but available prior  reservation.

Even so, this sailing itinerary can be done at any time of the year although summer months are the most appropriate to know and enjoy the Ría de Arousa and the river Ulla. Corticata and Alvamar are the two companies covering that route. As the voyage depends on the tides, it is recommendable to contact them in advance.


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Tourist Information Office of Vilagarcía de Arousa. Plaza de la Pescadería