Hotel Pombal

Rua do Pombal, 12, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15705, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

A travel blog entry by soul-companions


... my expectations. The mass was dedicated to San Antonio de Padua. San
Antonio lived a life similar to St. Francis of Assissi giving up worldly possessions to spread the word of Christ.
The culmination of the mass was when the Botafumeiro (a thurible or giant swinging metal container where incense is burned). The thurible is suspended from the dome of the cathedral with a pulley mechanism. It takes 8 red robed tiraboleiros (men) to pull the ropes. ...

The Camino

A travel blog entry by nyukwha


... 8221;
A solo pilgrim walks in. “Hi, you’re in a different place than last year”. He gets a cup of coffee. “Aren’t you going to the pilgrim’s mass?” “O no, I went by the cathedral, but it is already full”. He’s seen it before…

The cathedral is full of surprises. The portico immediately behind the main entrance has great sculpting, which is partly hidden by ...

Day 34 - The End (or Is It?)

A travel blog entry by ottawacouple


... same things. Then we toured the cathedral. The building is very majestic with an impressive display (not sure what the right word is for it) at the front behind the table where the priests prepare communion. As I write, we have returned early for 7pm mass to get a good seat in hopes that the priests swing the botafumeiro in tonight's service. The botafumeiro is a large silver incense burner suspended by a cord. The burner is ignited and swung back and forth in the ...

Sitting tight in Santiago

A travel blog entry by marymc21


... I forgot to mention that we met an ostrich the other day. Outside Portomarín. One of those peculiar things that happens on the camino that I still totally manage to forget... We pulled back into the hostel for a little while to repack and recharge the electronics. After a rest - but not a siesta - we walked back to the shopping centre where we focused more on the essentials, like flip flops and pizza. We had had a Smöoy after lunch, so we decided to have an ...

Beautiful Santiago....... Today I can enjoy you !!

A travel blog entry by hilaryramsey


... night) for the best viewing of the swinging Botafumeiro ( giant incense burner)

The church was packed with over 1000 people and wasn't that exciting as I couldn't understand a word. It had 20 priests, a singing nun and they also gave or communion to those who wanted it.

The hour long service was LONG ...

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