Santa Maria de Tera (on the Vía de la Plata): the oldest statue of Saint James as a pilgrim (11th century)
“Santiago” is Spanish for Saint James. James (the Greater) was one of Jesus’ apostles. The Codex Calixtinus tells us that he used to preach in Spain. In later years, he returned to Jerusalem, where he died as a martyr. Supposedly, his body was then transported to Spain, where he was buried in the place which is known today as “Santiago de Compostela”.