Hotel Virxe da Cerca

Address: Virxe da Cerca 27, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15703, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Virxe da Cerca Santiago de Compostela

4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

Pilgrim House and the Shalosh Regalim

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Jan 22, 2015

7 comments, 6 photos

... to Israel 15 times or so in my life, and I have friends and colleagues who have been there nearly twice as often. It is a little bit difficult to walk to Israel from the United States, so isn’t the limited torture of 15 hours in a crowded, badly serviced plane, followed by a week of jet lag, a small form of the penance other pilgrims have experienced through history?

More importantly, pilgrimage takes many forms, and I need to be open to its unexpected permutations.

Day 38 Santiago!

A travel blog entry by newtoa on Oct 29, 2014

1 comment, 9 photos

... giant incense burner (Botafumeiro) would be swung at today's mass, but it wasn't. It's original purpose was to fumigate the sweaty and possibly disease-ridden pilgrims! We plan to return to mass tomorrow night to view the ritual. We had a lovely middle-eastern dinner with Deirdre, Bob and Mike last night before picking up our laundry and heading to bed. We are tired and looking forward to our arrival in Florence next ...

10km walk to church

A travel blog entry by ranmar on May 18, 2014

1 comment, 14 photos

... feelings in this age old church during the mass. Seeing the botafumeiro swing was incredible. The heart feeling is hard to describe. We found our accomodation. We are at the Hospederia San Martin Pinario. This is an old convent which at one point was a hospital for pilgrims. Our room is a double room, quite small with 2 single beds, a bathroom, closet and 2 huge windows. Our view is wonderful. We r very comfortable here We checked in and went ...

The Camino

A travel blog entry by nyukwha on May 12, 2014

3 photos

... the Lord. But this huge burner was mainly used to cover up the odours of the pilgrims who crowded the church unwashed and who even cooked meals in the building. There are two older burners, bigger even than the one used today, and one hangs in between the main dome and the altar.

To get you out of the spiritual spheres you landed in after your first hours in Santiago, Galicia built the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia on a hilltop ...

Day 10 - Palas de Rei to Arzua

A travel blog entry by jodiemaunder on Sep 01, 2013

2 comments, 18 photos

... normal. We keep going. We have 26km today only. We reach Melide around lunchtime and say goodbye to some of our new friends, they are staying in this town, we are going on. Heading out of town we go through a local market. Perfect some fruit, something I am missing terribly. We buy some peaches and apples and head for the church grounds to eat in peace (and shade). The rest of the afternoon ticks by. The day is incredibly warm and we pick up the pace in order to get to Ribadiso in ...

Traveler Photos Hotel Virxe da Cerca Santiago de Compostela

Getting the butafimeiro ready for swinging!
Santiago de Compostela, Spain