Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

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  • Day40

    Santiago die Zweite

    May 16, 2017 in Spain

    Kaum gestartet, bin ich jetzt schon das 2te mal in Santiago und sitze kurz vor dem Heimflug morgen noch einmal an der Kathedrale. Diesmal ohne groß zu laufen, sondern mit dem Bus, der zu meiner großen Verwunderung heil in Santiago ankam. Wo aussteigen - reine Gefühlssache, aber gut erwischt. Früh morgens, war überall die Hölle los. Ganz anders, als beim ersten mal. Unzählige Führungen, ewig Verkehr und noch nichts geöffnet außer einer Hand voll Bars. In einer davon, hab ich mir dann erst mal Frühstück bestellt und ein Hostel für die Nacht gebucht. Das La Salle war ein Glücksgriff... 24 Stunden Rezeption, mehrsprachig, tolle Zimmer und ein unschlagbarer Preis. Nachdem das Wetter heute passt, schau ich mir noch einmal Santiago an. Selbst heute, wo ich ja doch schon einige Tage in Muxia und Finisterre war, traf ich noch auf bekannte Gesichter an der Kathedrale. Schon cool, hier her zurück zu kommen und dann mit Leuten aus dem Camino zusammen zu sitzen, als wäre man hier daheim.Read more

  • Day9

    Santiago de Compostela

    April 23, 2017 in Spain

    We met our guide Angeles at 8:30 in the morning, and drove down from the port of A Coruña to Santiago de Compostela. It is the second Sunday of Easter so there was a procession, parade, and laymen set up a very realistic, life-sized crucifix in the square before the church. Interestingly, no priests were present for this ritual, which appeared to be an extremely emotional folk observance of the Crucifixion. We toured the little town around the church. One place that especially caught my attention was a street named "El Preguntario." This was the final place of examination for those who had been accused of heresy during the Spanish Inquisition. It was only a few steps away from the site where the stake was setup to burn heretics. Then Glenda and I went into the church for Sunday morning mass. We had to leave the worship service before it finished in order to meet our guide for lunch. We missed, therefore, the swinging of a huge censer, holding 200 kg. of incense and charcoal, swinging from the ceiling. Next we had lunch at a five-star hotel on the compound. We return to the ship around 4 o'clock. I photographed some of the sites in the town of A Coruna. I was interested that the language here is not strictly Castillian Spanish. It is, rather, a mixture of Spanish, Portuguese and Basque. Frank Justice and I did our walk together on the sundeck. Glenda and I had dinner alone at Manfredi's. I had they Osso Buco and she had the chicken Parmesan. Exiting the harbor at A Coruña, I photographed the ancient lighthouse built by the Romans. It is still in use, though now fitted with an electric light.Read more

  • Day57

    Camino bike ride - Day 5

    August 12, 2017 in Spain

    Final day of the ride with 64km to go to Santiago de Compostela. We had breakfast before heading off. We cycled through the old town, along gravel paths, up hills and asphalt sections. There were more pilgrims out walking than other days. We cycled through vineyards and found a modern coffee stop along the path. We continued riding to Padron for lunch in a park. The afternoon was more hills, winding through little towns, woodland sections and asphalt smooth roads. We stopped for a beer 4km from town. We cycled the final uphill section into Santiago and found our way to the Cathedral. We made it!! There were many other pilgrims arriving, looking tired but very satisfied. The lines were too long to make it into the church so we checked into our hotel. We watched an orchestra playing and found a restaurant for dinner with octopus and squid. Very yummy Galician style food!Read more

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