Address: Pombal, 44, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15705, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

Walk the Walk? James Moorkiller, Iago & Pilgrims

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Jan 21, 2015

4 comments, 10 photos

... trail for well over a thousand years. It has enjoyed a real renaissance in the last few decades, too. After dwindling to almost nothing in the early 1980's the numbers have soared to 200,000 annually in recent years. That’s a lot of pilgrims, many of them walking the entire 500-mile length of the longest of the journeys.

The many books on walking the famous pilgrimage route are singularly well titled: I'm Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the ...

We did it! We did it! We did it!

A travel blog entry by bobalu11 on Oct 14, 2014

2 comments, 5 photos

... and crying at the same time. Several tourists congratulated us for our journey. We stood in line for our Compostela, a certificate to authenticate that you have walked the Camino. You must present your credential, showing all your stamps from lodging and/or churches along the way. We did it! Now on to Finisterre and Portugal. ...

Camino de Santiago

A travel blog entry by sharon.bolton on Jul 08, 2014

46 photos

... lovely parks. Walking through the cobblestoned streets admiring the beautiful old churches and convents was a pleasure, as was the delicious Galician food. Galicia has strong Celtic roots and you would often hear buskers playing a type of bagpipe. The music, though Spanish was very much like Celtic folk music. Witches and other superstitious type souvenirs and Celtic symbols and writing featured heavily. An enjoyable two days in a lively and beautiful city. Next stop ...

Freaking made it!

A travel blog entry by larimcdonald on May 19, 2014

4 photos

... from the sky. Found brekky about the 4km mark, woofed down and out the door to see quite a traffic jam of pilgrims. Really picked up in the last few days. Doing our usual pace we left them far behind fairly quickly. No 2nd coffee stop this morning - simply charging for the finish line - except of course the compulsory bathroom stop and you can't use those unless you purchase something so Hamish squaffs down an espresso, Hedley a coke and I grabbed ...

Completing the Compostela

A travel blog entry by marymc21 on Aug 01, 2013

7 comments, 25 photos

... wasn't open until later, so we went down to the Pilgrim Office to show our credentials and get our Compostela certificates. "Where did you start?" "St. Jean Pied de Port." "Did you walk all the way?" "Yes." "Congratulations on completing the Camino de Santiago, Ms. McNamara. Here is your Compostela." "WOOOOHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!" We were some of the first of the day to get the compostelas, but now we had to carry this precious piece of Latin paper everywhere with us, so we decided to ...