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Hiking

S. Giacomo Legend Trail

S.Cristina Gherdëina/S.Cristina Val Gardena/S.Cristina Gherdëina/St.Christina in Gröden, S.Crestina Gherdëina/Santa Cristina Val Gardana, Dolomites Region Val Gardena
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According to the legend, a young local inhabitant, Count Jakob von Stetteneck, let it build in the middle of the woods in gratitude for coming back alive from Santiago de Compostela. He dedicated it to Saint Jakob, the protector of all hikers.

Tradition holds that the S. Giacomo church is the oldest one of the whole valley, since its own origin goes back to the 12th century. In historic-artistic terms, its Gothic frescos in the presbytery and the paintings from the 16th century near the pulpit, which represent scenes of the legend, are valuable and unique.

Distance 7.5 Km
Duration 2h:17 min
Ascent 359 m
Descent 359 m
Highest point 1639 m
Lowest point 1414 m
Tour Details
This trail lets you discover one of the most memorable points of interest, the S. Giacomo church.
Transport
Starting from the church square in S. Cristina, follow the signs to S. Giacomo. At the beginning, the trail leads along a small road to the Residence Sovara, where the trail begins.

Parking is available at the car park below the gymnasium near the church or at the Town Hall Square.
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