AC Palacio del Carmen, Autograph Collection
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Good clean rooms with great air flow - no need for air con in the few days. Wifi a bit patchy in the room but v good in lounge. Short walk to all sites
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I started my day with a yummy omelette prepared for me in the hotel restaurant and then I made my way into town to catch an English speaking mass in one of the chapels of the cathedral. Mass was concelebrated by an Irish priest and an American priest. As we were all squished into this tiny capilla with wooden benches and makeshift seats, we were …
Yesterday the Parador was in effect a zoo. This morning it has redeemed itself and has been a place of absolute serenity. The only people about are the guests and they have maintained a quiet reverence for this special hotel. The Parador was originally one of the hospitals on The Camino which cared for the many pilgrims that took ill. I've never …
... would be his remains.....bingo! So what is the Vatican's official quote in regard to St James? They will not say that they believe the remains to be those of St James, however they fully support the pilgrimage. And this is the crux of it. Should it matter whether his remains are there or not? Not really. They make this pilgrimage for him, with him in mind, they think about him on the way and hug his effigy when they get there and visit the crypt believing it to be ...
... edge bank beside the "river" path. Sometimes the woods seemed to devour the path, in other places the livestock pastures encroached on the path, and there were situations when we wondered why the farmers built over and through the Camino path. We walked between houses and barns, and opened and closed pasture gates. Even with the shorter distance today and walking without our backpacks, we stopped more than usual and managed ...
... back to the Visitor Centre where the tour started.
We were lead up a number of stair cases as we progressed up inside the Cathedral each level revealing something different. The original Cathedral finished around 1200AD had had several parts demolished and rebuilt resulting in the cathedral having, Romanesque, Baroque, and Gothic components to it. High up, while still inside, we had a great view of the Cathedral below.
We continued up ...