Give a coin to St. James in Padron - Spain
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe
N 42° 44.351 W 008° 39.680
29T E 527720 N 4731907
Quick Description: If you give a coin to St. James in the church of Padrón, will bring you luck and the realization of a wish.
Location: Galicia, Spain
Date Posted: 6/22/2017 1:20:41 AM
Waymark Code: WMW0H0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
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Long Description:
According to tradition, it was in Iria Flavia that Apostle Saint James first preached during his stay in Hispania. Soon after his death that his disciples Theodore and Athanasius brought his head and his body to Iria from Jerusalem in a stone boat. They moored the boat to a pedrón (Galician for big stone), hence the new toponym given to the place. The two disciples remained in Iria Flavia (now Padrón) to preach after burying the Apostle in Compostela, and the legendary pedrón can be seen today at the parish church of Santiago de Padrón.
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The superstitions says that if you a give a coin to St. James, by putting a coin in the padrón (pillar), it will give you luck and the realization of a wish.
Additional Requirement?:
To put a coin in the padrón (stone pillar).


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