At the capital of Spain, visit Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor from where the Royal Palace can be seen, together with Our Lady of Almudena Church, the patron saint of Madrid. Continue along the Gran Via, passing through Plaza de España, where we will see the Cervantes monuments. Pass through Cibelis Square, Paseo Del Prado and its famous museums, Parque del Retiro and the ancient gate of the city, Puerta de Alcalá.
Visit the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar, where there was the first Marian apparitions.
Visit the Carmelite Monastery, where Saint Teresa died in 1582 AD. and is buried. In the little museum of the carmelite Monastery we will be able to see the incorrupt heart and left arm of St. Teresa.
Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important Religious site in Spain. Pass through Obradorio Square, where are the Colegio San Jeronimo, the Rajoy Palace, the Gelmirez Palace, el Parador de los Reyes Católicos and the Cathedral, which every day receives numerous pilgrims coming from the famous “Camino de Santiago” pilgrimages.
Oviedo, capital city of the Principality of Asturias.
At the Cathedral of Santander, the remains of the Holy Martyrs Emeterius and Celedonius are kept.
Salamanca, the most graceful city in Spain and for four centuries it was the seat of one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The city’s sights including the grand Plaza Mayor, the hub of Salmantine life; the vast Baroque church of La Clerecia; the Casa de las Conchas (House of Shells), named after the rows of carved scallop shells, symbol of the pilgrimage to Santiago which decorate its facade; the University; the cathedrals; the Roman Bridge; San Marcos and San Martin churches and more.
Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile.
Loyola, the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Here is the 17th century Basilica dedicated to St.Ignatius. Visit also his family home behind the sanctuary. Pray at the most venerated room where Ignatius at age 30, was brought following his serious wounding at the Battle of Pamplona.
LISBON – FATIMA – PORTO – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – SANTIAGO – OVIEDO – SANTANDER – LOURDES – CARCASSONNE – AVIGNON – LA SALETTE – ARS – LYON – NEVERS – PARIS – LISIEUX – PARIS