Hostal Pico Sacro

Address: San Francisco 20-22, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15704, Spain and Canary Islands | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

Jimmy's Place

A travel blog entry by suncitygaltx on Sep 12, 2014

2 comments, 31 photos

... was walking distance from the old town. In the lobby were several sculptures by Ramon Conde, featuring busts of fat, balding old men! They were most interesting! When we were on the walking tour, we discovered several more of his sculptures around the old town (what a contrast!), but these were much bigger than life-size, and were full body sculptures. Certainly eye catching.


Pilgrims Rest

A travel blog entry by jacandpito on Jul 20, 2014

14 photos

... side a quick trip into the mountains would have been truly spectacular. Our destination for the next two night was Santiago de Compostela in the Galicia region. This is the ultimate goal for the pilgrims on the trip along the Camino to the resting place of St James the Apostle. As we had been following the pilgrims ever since we arrived in Burgos we decided why not get into the spirit of things. July is a special time for the pilgrims as towards the end of the ...

The end of The Way

A travel blog entry by dedmonds on May 30, 2014


Every Friday at 7:30pm the cathedral in Santiago has a special service ending with the swinging of the botafumeiro, a massive incense burner. We knew we should go early as seats could be filled. We arrived at about 6:45pm and there wasn't a seat free! I estimate that there were 800 people in the cathedral. Five priests conducted the mass and about 7 men, dressed in red velvet cloaks, swung ...

Holy Week

A travel blog entry by anngreen on Apr 16, 2014

8 photos

... dinner. It was nice to hear Italian being spoken at the next table.
As soon as we returned to the apartment, we heard drums and bagpipes and immediately rushed back out to see and follow one of the nightly processions. We followed the musicians down the street where they stopped and lined up along the stone street then stopped playing. Looking along the street, we saw people in hooded costumes carrying sticks; drummers; horn players; various ...

Santiago to Madrid

A travel blog entry by hasette on Sep 27, 2013

3 comments, 2 photos

... the insense flung through the church. It was like a zoo! The Germans are so rude! There were some kids from a school seating on the pews when the kids went for communion all the old German and tour people and of course a few pilgrims took over their seats! When they returned the kids had no place to sit! It was disheartening to see how people behave in church! Terry and I have seen the worst and best of human behavior.the sad part is we have seen more of the ...

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