Pilgrimage Churches

A church built specifically to shelter relics and accommodate a large number of pilgrims.

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pilgrimage church
pilgrimage churches
churches, pilgrimage
bedevaartkerken Dutch
bedevaartkerk Dutch
iglesias de peregrinaje Spanish
iglesia de peregrinaje Spanish

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In a general sense, refers to any large church built to receive large numbers of pilgrims. In specific use, refers to churches built or remodeled in the 11th century, and designed for crowds of pilgrims along the main routes to the shrine at Campostela, Spain.

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  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300007493. The J. Paul Getty Trust.