Pension Girasol

Porta da Pena, 4, Santiago de Compostela, Galicia, 15704, Spain and Canary Islands | Pension
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Travel Blogs from Santiago de Compostela

Melide - walked 20km

A travel blog entry by ellenzimmer


... with some Spanish folks. I had a nice visit with Mike from South Africa. He was one of the guys that stayed with us in Vilache. Kim and Alyssa went to check out the city. We tried to get up and out early, but just took so long getting around. I think it will be another hot ...


A travel blog entry by dyak


... great celebration for many. The cathedral was standing room only. Following Mass was the lighting and burning of the incense fumer. I hope you enjoy the video. Be sure to turn up the volume. The Santiago de Compostela Botafumeiro is the largest censer in the world, weighing 80 kg and measuring 1.60 m in height. It is normally on exhibition in the library of the cathedral, but during certain important religious high days it is attached ...

Holy Week

A travel blog entry by anngreen


... to see what the cathedral and square looked like at that time of day. On our way, we heard a voice over a loudspeaker and saw a crowd on a side street. It was time for Stations of the Cross. This is a group of stops along a route, with a speaker telling of Jesus' journey to his crucifixion.
We spent some time in the Praza de Obradoiro, people- and cathedral-watching. Then headed to our usual bar for a drink before finding a nice Italian ...

A day in Santiago de Compostela

A travel blog entry by rosiemarzouk


... around the beautiful cathedral. Even though we are not practising of religion, I always feel moved in these wonderful cathedrals, and the Mass every day is very special as it mentions all the countries of the pilgrims that have come in in the last day, and in several languages. Then there was the Mass proper, in Spanish, AND at the end we had the incense holder (can't now remember the correct word. - the ...

Race To The Finish

A travel blog entry by alanizcamino


... the day. The days starts with a chill in the air as we walk through the woods. With the moonlight blocked by the canopy of trees, we walk through the eerie silence of the woods by the light of our headlamps. We only see 9 other pilgrims during the morning before the sunlight lights up the day beyond the woods. We make a stop for breakfast at a cafe and see Hanna and the French. We exchange greetings and are glad to see each other on the move. We had told Hanna and the French about ...

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