San Francisco Hotel Monumento
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... were so close I couldn't see it. I saw a beautiful fountain with horses on it and was intrigued. I headed towards it to take a picture, and when I glanced left - there it was!! The Cathedral of St James!!! All that searching, and it found me ;) Things became a bit of a blur - I had just 15 minutes before mass, and I saw that backpacks were not allowed. I rushed to find a place where you could leave them. Reminded me of church where you leave the kids in ...
... I head to the Church and Monastery of St Frances of Assisi, not far from the Cathedral. The Franciscans are issuing their own compostellas in 2014 to mark 800 years since St Francis came to Santiago on his own Camino. We are lucky enough to be here for this 800 year celebration so we may as well gather the extra compostella. Another Compostella....is it starting to sound weird? At 7:00 pm we meet up with Tony and Bert who we havent seen for ...
... some of these tombstones date as recently as 2011. In fact, as we were leaving the cathedral, a funeral procession arrived. This would surely have to be an influential, affluent or person of nobility to be able to be buried in the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela! Of more relevance, they and their descendants will have likely gifted large portions of their income or capital to get such a prime spot.
... 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 ...
... so that. On the way, who did we bump into, but Katie from Kansas! She's on her last night here, waiting for her flight in the early morning. We made plans to meet, and she went off shopping. Giovanni was on his own at the café when we met him, and we chatted a little about all our experiences, and how they were so great we'd nearly get them tattooed on us somewhere. And then - WHAM! He whipped up his leg and went "Ta da! You are the first to see it!" And he had ...