Pilgrimage Destinations



Pilgrimage destinations are all around. They aren’t a thing of the past and don’t belong to any one faith tradition. They can be fun or solemn ... even adventurous.

Many people do them for religious reasons, but modern pilgrimages may be undertaken for a variety of reasons and by people who aren't religious.

Your reason for going can influence the pilgrimage path you choose.

Here are some pilgrimage destinations I’ve found — sacred, patriotic, historic, and meaningful. Links are built in, where I have them.

Area and pilgrimage site details are found on each of the main linked pages, but I've gathered all of them here in one place for quick reference.

If they’re currently listed but there is no link … that page is in the queue but not quite finished. Otherwise, click onward and enjoy!


  Contents: Pilgrimage Destinations 

  1. America
  2. Asia
  3. Europe
  4. Pilgrimage inspirations

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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 



Asia

Temples & St Francis Xavier Memorial Church in Hirado, Japan

INDIA

  • Dilwara Jain Temples in Mount Abu – + Churches, Temples & a Climate that Won’t Kill You
  • Great Wall of India – The 2nd-Longest Wall in the World Surrounding Kumbhalgarh Fort & Its 364 Temples
  • Rajasthan – Making the Temple Rounds (Because stairs and such are good for the soul!)

JAPAN

  • Hidden Christian Sites in Nagasaki – When centuries of suppression & persecution ended ... many hidden Christians were revealed!
  • Kumano Kodo Pilgrimage  – There are only 2 UNESCO World Heritage trails in the world: the Camino de Santiago and the Kumano Kodo.



Europe

FRANCE

ITALY

  • Rome – Castel Sant'Angelo (and a bridge & a tunnel)
  • Rome – St Peter’s Basilica & the Pantheon (Historical greats. Don't miss!)
  • Rome – The Underworld Tour (& a Little Gelato)

MISCELLANEOUS




Pilgrimage inspirations

Websites and communities are great, but books are still my favorite way to find out more about my inner journey, a place's history, or my next pilgrimage destination (or just to ride along on someone else's journey!). Give these a look ...


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