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

Walk the Walk? James Moorkiller, Iago & Pilgrims

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Jan 21, 2015

4 comments, 10 photos

... Iacopu became Santiago in the local pronunciation. By the way, for you fans of Othello and Shakespeare, Iago is one of the other names derived from James. “Campo Stela” roughly translates to field of the star. Therefore, Santiago de Campostela or Compostela. When the story circulated, a new pilgrimage route was born, towards the place of the patron saint’s bones, the Apostle James’ burial site, Santiago de Compostela.

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Back on the bus - heading north

A travel blog entry by dreamalittle on Jun 07, 2014

6 photos

... sun sets after 9.30pm Oviedo - 11/6/14 Wednesday, 8.30am the bus leaves santiago on the E70 for 1.30 arrival at Oviego. Morning coffee at Mo........ As we reach the beautifully scenery of the north coast there are a lot of towns some with high rise apartment blocks. To get to a lighthouse photo stop we drive through a small village with very narrow streets and beautifully kept houses and gardens. By 1.30 we are in Oviedo and go direct to book in ...

Santiago de Compostella

A travel blog entry by tvandeve on May 05, 2014

13 photos

... to stay. After the long hike the pilgrims made the church smell like something other than good. The church combatted the stench by filling a 60kg silver sensor (incense burning cauldron) and swinging it on a long rope. The photo inside the church shows the sensor hanging from the rope which they still have emitting smoke and swinging at high speed daily. After a day in Santiago, we wandered the old part of Vigo before boarding the ...

Completing the Compostela

A travel blog entry by marymc21 on Aug 01, 2013

7 comments, 25 photos

... hugs from Korean Granny, who we just love. That woman is incredible. Not only did she walk the whole camino by herself, but she did it at about the same pace as us, cooked for all the young Koreans whether they liked it or not, and found an unknown quantity of four leaved clovers. And she has very poor English and no Spanish. Can you imagine an Irish granny turning up in Korea and walking 800km on her own?! (She'd probably be spectacular at the feeding everyone part ...

The arrival

A travel blog entry by adrihinc on May 10, 2013

9 photos

... with small streets, lots of commerce, lots of history. We approached the Cathedral from the back and came to the east façade, then down some stairs through a small tunnel where a gaitero was playing and down we came into the very large square of the Catedral of Santiago de Compostela. There it was in front of us! At first I think we all froze, we didn't know what to do until Ricardo I think said something like "well, you've made it!" And then it kind of hit us and ...

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