Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Santo Domingo de la Calzada (Saint Dominic of the Causeway) was founded by Dominic in the 11th century to facilitate pilgrimage. He built a church, a hostel and a bridge over the river Oja. Legend tells us that he was responsible for many miracles: we will meet the best known very soon.
  Our first stop was the present-day pilgrimage hostel. Into the garden to see a cage of white chickens. Then to the cathedral of Santo Domingo,  and, believe it or not, more chickens - live ones!
  So why chickens? They are a symbol of that best known miracle of Santo Domingo -  bringing two roast chickens back to life! So why did he do that? Read about it here.

                                                                                     The legend of Santo Domingo and the chickens.
The pilgrimage hospital and the chickens. The birds are bred here, to serve their time in the cathedral.

The cathedral

The Chickens


Shrine of Santo Domingo

The town

Town Hall

On to Burgos

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