Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
We had the luxury of being able to sleep in this morning but we were still up by 7:30. The Hotel we are in is quite swish and they put on a great buffet breakfast which we certainly took full benefit of (especially me).
Our first stop this morning was to see the holy relics of Santiago (St James). For this it was back to the Cathedral and we …
Today was our last day of riding and we had 70kms to travel and we were quite excited about reaching Santiago. Breakfast wasn't open until 7:30am so we didn't get on the road until 8am. Although it was a late start the Almond Biscuits we "procured" from the Breakfast Buffet were a bonus we planned to enjoy en route. We left the hotel and spookily …
... to eat at our Senator Gran Via 21 hotel. 8/6/14 Sunday. Madrid city tour. 8.30am We join this second Madrid city tour because it takes us into the Prado. After the guide finishes we stay until 2pm. (The Thyssen may not be quite as large but I think it has a broader scope of big name artists from more countries). Then a stroll through Retiero Parc and the Salamanca district, stopping for a meal on the way - back to our hotel around 6ish. Monday ...
... in its glow. Our walk today took us through large stands of eucalypt trees. These gums were introduced from Australia many years ago for the hardwood. We all picked up on the smell and made us feel for a while like being back home. We reached our accommodation for tonight around midday. It is a large hotel on the main road to Santiago and just off the pilgrim trail. Feeling we needed to reward ourselves we went off in search of ...
... the video. Buen Camino!
The Camino de Santiago de Compostela was once considered one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during medieval times. Along with Rome and Jerusalem, a visit to the place of where the remains of St. James are thought to rest in Santiago, Spain, could earn one a plenary indulgence in the Catholic church. Today, tens of thousands of modern day pilgrims recreate this experience for a plethora of reasons of a ...
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