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Praza da Vila

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  • Day46

    A monastery followed by - cold rain

    June 6, 2018 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Today started with a tour of the Monastery of Oseira- a huge pile currently under restoration. From the outside it looks dark, dank and foreboding but the interior has a few beautiful surprises. My favourites were the lovely statute - the Virgen of the Milk (no surprise what she is doing) and the palm tree room - four wonderful slender twisted columns supporting the roof; full of movement. I don’t know the date of the room (the monastery was built in 1137 but it was enlarged and partly rebuilt following a fire in 1552). The room reminded me very strongly of Gaudí, who apparently visited and was impressed.

    Following a taxi ride back to the Camino it was a day of head down and trudge through rain, mud, cold and overhanging wet vegetation. When I hit the main road, up popped a bus with bus just arriving. When St James offers, I accept!
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    Robyn Smith

    I bet the bus was full of happy customers.

    6/6/18Reply
    Andy Delmege

    I stayed at Oseira for a few days while walking in 2009. Wonderful place

    6/7/18Reply
    Jill Hill

    Lots of money being spent on fixing it, Andy. Workmen everywhere.

    6/7/18Reply
     
  • Day11

    Estacion de lalin

    August 5, 2014 in Spain ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

    6:40 set of, breakfast in next village, to O Castro we take the shorter way through Piñor and O Reino.
    14:30 Near Estacion de Lalín we found nice restaurant a had very good lunch
    Big meal after 3 days starving :), big salad,two different fish, bread, bottle of wine, 2 beers = only 20€!!Read more

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