Pilgrimages In The 19th Century

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Pilgrimages are important attributes in religious faith. They usually entail a long journey to a holy place or even somewhere more local. The holiest of places to visit is Jerusalem, Rome, and Santiago de Compostela. The purpose of them is to grow in spiritual significance and understanding. One of the main ways to encourage this growth is through the use of of art and architecture and Romanesque art is one of the most known. During this period architectural creation grew abundant and attracted many worldwide to make pilgrimages and see for themselves. Christians were especially enticed by the building of places such as St. Peter 's Basilica in Rome or St. James ' in Spain. These churches were not only architecturally significant but also
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