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... I have a photo that gives a more in depth history of the parador if you are interested. It is incredibly beautiful as was the last one we stayed in. On our second day we toured the city featuring the Cathedral housing the silver crypt believed to hold the remains of St. James, and the statue in his honor. The Spanish King commissioned the rebuilding of the Cathedral after the original church's destruction in 997; construction lasted from ...
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... combined ideas of St. James in this area. One is of the evangelist who inspires the humble pilgrim, walking to the cathedral seeking holiness or even forgiveness, in the form of the plenary indulgence that was the reward for completing the pilgrimage in certain special years. The other is the countervailing notion of Santiago Matamoros, James the Moor-killer, whose statue appears in many places here. That takes some explanation.
In a time of great Moslem power ...
... and crying at the same time. Several tourists congratulated us for our journey. We stood in line for our Compostela, a certificate to authenticate that you have walked the Camino. You must present your credential, showing all your stamps from lodging and/or churches along the way. We did it! Now on to Finisterre and Portugal. ...
... but bump into other pilgrims we have met and journeyed with over the weeks, and decide to sit and have a beer with them after a round of "high fives" and "congratulations" and hugs. It is amazing how much you share with other people along this trek. People you have never known and will likely never meet again, but this long trek of happiness and hardship really binds people together, even if for a short while. Eventually I join the queue at ...