Husa Ciudad de Compostela
Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela
We were now officially on the pilgrimage road leading to the
final destination, Santiago del Compostelo. At breakfast Herb and Judy spoke to
two pilgrims from San Diego who actually walked from Paris, France! He is 70
years old and his wife a little younger. Apparently they walk about 20 miles a
day. The movie "The Way' is based on this Camino de Santiago. Shells mark the
... Very welcome drink and churros on top. The rain seemed to be holding off, despite the odd drizzling spurt. Down through the outskirts of Santiago and our first glimpse of the spires of the Santiago Cathedral over the rooftops.
We were trying to get to the cathedral for the daily pilgrims' mass, hence the early kick-off, and the unseemly haste to reach the town centre and a welcome bar stop for a hamburger lunch. We did arrive at ...
... few seconds later, I realized I was not looking at the cathedral, but a monastery. As I turned my head left, I could see that we had approached the cathedral from the side. A few more steps and we were in the main square that boasts the grand entrance to the cathedral. It is a magnificent but weather worn building that thrusts its two main spires high up into the air. After a few minutes admiring the cathedral we made our way to the Pilgrims' Office where we were ...
Monday November 5th Ourense - Pinor Hiked 17 miles Frosty morning, Ourense is in a depression and the surrounding hills are at 2400ft. We had a long steep climb of over a mile when leaving town. We soon worked up a sweat and of came the layers of clothes. We had accommodation which was not on the Camino path so we had tried to plot it on our GPS system. As we could not check in until 5.30 and we arrived at the bar at 4.45 to ask directions and were ...
... that we would be back many times again over the next few days and then headed to the Pilgrims office. We wanted to be sure to register and receive our compostela certificate before the office closed. We waited in the queue and it only took about 20 minutes to get to the registrar. They asked for our Camino passports and asked several questions as to when we started and from where. They then granted us our Compostelas written in Latin with our ...
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