Saint Dominic de la Calzada

photograph of a statue of Saint Dominic de la Calzada, the Cathdral of Saint Dominic; take by BigSus on 13 October 2007; swiped off the Wikipedia web siteAlso known as

  • Dominic of the Causeway
  • Dominic of Landeveien
  • Dominico…
  • Dominicus…



Feeling a call to religious life, Dominic tried to join the Benedictines at Valvanera, Spain, but was turned away. Hermit at Rioja, Spain at what is now the shrine La Calzada. To help pilgims to Compostela, Spain, and with the help of Saint John de Ortega he built by hand a causeway, bridge and hospice to make the travel easier. The location of his old hermitage is now a place of pilgrimage itself.


  • Victoria, Biscay, Spain


  • 1109 of natural causes



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Dominic de la Calzada“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 May 2021. Web. 20 September 2021. <>