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Google unveils ‘virtual pilgrimage’ to Santiago de Compostela

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Google today unveiled what it describes as the “first ever virtual pilgrimage” route: the Camino de Santiago.

A press release says:

Today Google unveiled the latest Street View imagery for Spain and in doing so created what may well be the the first ever virtual pilgrimage; the Camino de Santiago route in Spain.

In addition to releasing brand new imagery for large swathes of the country, Street View imagery is now available for the Camino de Santiago in commemoration of the year Xacobeo 2010 (the holy year of Saint James).

People can wander or ‘wonder’ virtually along the French route from Auritz to Finisterre, through significant points such as Pamplona, Estella, Logroño, Nájera, Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Astorga, Ponferrada and Santiago de Compostela…

To access the street-level imagery visit maps.google.com and enter your location in the search bar. Alternatively drag the yellow ‘pegman’ over your chosen location and explore in 360 degrees.

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Written by Luke Coppen

November 10, 2009 at 1:40 pm

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