Hotel Castro

Formaris 22-23, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15702, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela


A travel blog entry by cropeterw on Jun 01, 2014

2 comments, 5 photos

... to somewhere a bit quieter but not much luck on that front. The old part of the town was fair hopping with travelling musical bands going from plaza to plaza throughout the day and still going strong at night. The small streets were chock a block with people enjoying the action.

We made it back to our hotel just after 11pm. We must have been the first ones to bed in Santiago as the noise kept up until 5am. As we have said before the Spanish know how to ...

End of our Camino

A travel blog entry by bdmitchell on May 28, 2014

7 comments, 12 photos

... us as we searched for the Pilgrim's office to get our Compostelas. We waited outside for about 20 minutes. Then I looked up and saw Sylvia and Marcel in the corner smiling at us and taking our pictures. This is when the emotion of the end of the journey really hit me. We finally got ushered into the Pilgrim's office and got our official Compostelas. Peter got the religious one and I got the cultural one. A distance certificate is ...

Santiago de Compostela

A travel blog entry by slbrown17 on Nov 17, 2013

24 photos

... and it is swung by a pulley with the help of 8 priests. It swings on the pulley over the crowd of people reaching speeds of 50 mph. They originally started this at every mass because with the pilgrimage and the homeless sleeping here, the church started to smell. It was amazing to see how fast it was going, and it almost reached the top of the church. That afternoon, we toured the top of the Cathedral, and walked on the roof. There really ...

Walking the Way

A travel blog entry by quinitch on Sep 29, 2013

5 comments, 28 photos

... a German girl and we walked together to Guernica enjoying outstanding accommodation for two nights and really lacklustre accommodation for the other two. I picked a fight with a Frenchman and got accused of being a 'fake pilgrim’ by another Frenchman because I was sitting in a café having a cup of tea. I walked with that anger for several days. And all the while, we walked, up, down, around hills, through forests and village after village.

I loved ...

Sleeping in Santiago

A travel blog entry by marymc21 on Aug 02, 2013

23 photos

... on his leg, for no more than two hours. It was pretty cool. He had also promised to tell us a story, since he's an Italian seanachaí, so it was time for that too. And it was a great story, all about Fionn McCool and how he met Deirdre and there were actions and everything. People walking by stopped to watch for a little while. Eventually we had to leave and go for our dinner in the hotel, which also happened to have a wedding on in it, but not where we were. The restaurant ...

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