Small Saint James Shell with Red Cross
Now also available at Camino Comfort: the SMALL Saint James shell with Red Cross (La Cruz de Santiago). For all those pilgrims who want to carry less weight and are mindful of every gram :-).
The ancient pilgrims were said to receive a shell when they arrived in Santiago so they would have proof of their pilgrimage during and upon their return. However, it has been a while now that the shell is the symbol every pilgrim carries during their journey to Santiago, identifying them as pilgrims on the Camino to Santiago.
With this shell, you will have the symbol with you like all other pilgrims, however, with this version you’ll carry less weight :-). Hang it on your chest or on your backpack as most do. Once home you can give it a special place next to your Compostela certificate.
To read more about this and other symbols, check out this page where we explain them all.
Size: 7 x 6.2 x 0.9 cm (it’s a natural product and may vary a little).
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