Hotel San Carlos
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... walk through the cloister adjoining the cathedral for songs and prayers over the graves present in the walkway. When we came back inside, I turned to the security guard to see if the English Mass was still happening. Despite my best effort to ask in Spanish, the security guard answered in English. Oh well. At least he understood what I was asking."Esta es una misa en ingles?" "Not anymore." As we were leaving, I noticed that the signs stating that the ...
... home. I couldn't change the reservation in Madrid so Monday I will catch the bus to Finisterre and stay the night. There, at the end of the known world circa 1300's, and now, the sun sets into the sea. I'm going to find a sunny spot and a glass of vino tinto. At 7.30 there is the pilgrims mass. The main attraction for this is the Botafumeiro. The incense burner swings across the front of the altar almost to the ceiling on each side. After that there is a concert in the ...
An early dinner (as per photographs) saw me seated in the cathedral an hour before the mass and luckily I did as soon the crowd appeared and many disappointed pilgrims were resigned to standing to the sides and watching the mass on tv screens. I had a great seat and although the mass was in Spanish it was easy to follow. It had everything; singing nuns, swinging monks and the giant burning incense filled Botafumeiro was swung ...
Set off for Santiago De Compostela today. The drive took us around an hour and a half and we paid around €10 over three tolls. It was quite a windy journey which I'm not too fond of. It was fab scenery though so that made up for it. The campsite is a built up area but is on a hill and once inside feels quite spacious and the facilities are very good. Had a walk into town and enjoyed some lunch sat outside another popular restaurant. Loving ...
... The roof is peeling in many places. Part of the church is so simple, and other places extremely ornate and full of gold and jewels. As I look around, there is so much to take in, and I plan to explore and perform my 4 steps* after mass. Then, all at once the church became electric - you could feel the buzz that something big was coming. The rustling of people grabbing cameras, iPads, iPhones, etc, etc, and a security guard making all of the folks in the ...