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Santo Domingo de la Calzada

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31 travelers at this place:

  • Day16

    Hello from Villambistia, Spain....as usual, thank you for checking in. I left Santo Domingo yesterday morning at around 7:30 am and arrived in Belorado at 3pm. I did not post last night due to being busy with the festivities in the albergue. There are a bunch of people that are traveling in a group and I have been running into them a lot and they invited me to join them. So between that and a great political discussion with two young political science majors from Germany and Denmark....the ole blog got neglected. The political discussion was great...the girls had never actually met a Trump supporter in person so they were very interested in my views on American politics. I like to think that they walked away a little more enlightened. 😉. The walk yesterday was through mostly grassy fields and small towns. I started listening to the music on my iPad for the first time on the walk....it actually adds a whole other dimension to the walk. Nothing says healing like walking through a 900 year old town with “YMCA” blasting through the earphones! As I write this, I am at a cafe in a small town between destinations....I am not sure where the final destination is today as beds and rooms are getting more difficult to find. The tent may be coming out soon. That’s all for now and thank you again for checking in!Read more

  • Day7

    Nájera -> 21.5km -> Santo Domingo
    We've arrived at the chicken town! Haven't seen them yet, but can hear them through my window 🐔😂 Beautiful walk along rapeseed fields and Rioja vines. Painful ankle, but hope the longer rest will help it!

  • Day11

    Heute waren es nur knappe 22 km durch sanfte Hügel und noch mehr Weinberge. Leider hat sich der Schmerz im linken Bein nicht gebessert, so dass ich heute den Weg eher gehumpelt bin...... dennoch war ich recht schnell unterwegs. Das lag wohl daran, dass ich meinen Rucksack per Kurier zur nächsten Herberge geschickt habe und ich heute somit knappe 12 kg leichter war 😊. So macht das Pilgersein Spaß.

    In Santo Domingo angekommen musste ich, da ich anscheinend wirklich schnell war, noch ca. 2h auf mein Gepäck warten..... somit erstmal keine Dusche, sondern Shopping. Es musste ja ein neuer Rucksack her.... gesagt getan.... nur die Farbe ist etwas schwierig, aber nachdem 5 Frauen auf mich einredeteten🤯🤪😱 dass Petrol auch für Männer toll wäre und der so praktisch sei und gut an mir aussehen würde, habe ich mich für dieses Modell entschieden. Wer kann schon 3 Spanierinnen und 2 Deutschen Damen widersprechen 🙈. Und prompt war ich Besitzer eines neuen, sehr teuren Rucksacks. Nun wollen wir mal hoffen, dass er hält was er verspricht.

    Danach war Waschtag und der Besuch der berühmten Kathedrale 🕍 der Stadt stand an.... es war sehr interessant. Was die Kathedrale so einzigartig macht sind die Hühner 🐓🐔. Ja es gibt zwei Hühner dort drinnen, in einem Käfig. Es heißt, wenn der Hahn kräht und man gerade in der Kirche ist, sei das Glück einem hold.
    Als ich dort war, war der Vogel natürlich nur mit Fressen beschäfftigt 🤔😂 .... nun gut, wenigstens hab ich ihn gesehen und fotografiert.

    Zum Abendbrot gab's mal wieder Salat 🥗 und ein Rioja 🍷 (schließlich bin ich ja immer noch in der Region), danach zurück ins Hostel und ab ins Etagen - Bett.... mal schauen, wie ruhig die Nacht wird.... im Zimmer liegen diesmal 30 Pilger und mein Bett ist direkt an der Tür zum Klo. 😳🤪😱

    Also "Buenos Noches" 😘
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  • Day19

    Tonight we’re staying with the Cistercian nuns in their spotless hostal on the edge of town. We’re hoping this is a quiet neighborhood, after listening to crazy screaming Spanish young folks half the night in Najera last night. We finally had beautiful sunshine all day today, temps around 70, shorts weather at last.

    We’ve been walking through vineyards and olive orchards, yellow fields of rape, and all kinds of vegetables — artichokes, arugula and peas. There are vast fields of wheat and barley. We fill our water bottles at the public fountains as we pass through villages. In Navarrete we visited the Church of the Ascension, perhaps the most beautiful I’ve seen in Spain.

    In Logroño we treated John to a Burger King chicken sandwich, fries and a Coke, but in the evening he had Spanish style pork ribs — a real hardship! We keep meeting up with the same people again and again, on the street or in the cafes.

    Only 3 more days to Burgos, and 2 nights in one place!
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  • Day11

    Santo Domingo 22 km

    September 10, 2017 in Spain

    Nachdem ich grosse Zweifel hatte ob ich Heute laufen kann, bin ich richtig glücklich dass ich es geschafft habe. Dank meiner Selftapung und langsamen Laufen klappte es. Nun hoffe ich in ein paar Tagen beschwerdefrei zu sein.

  • Day13

    20+ mile walk through rolling hills and vineyards today brought me to this cute little town of 6500. Lots of restaurants with outdoor seating.
    The weather was good for walking. Not too hot with a cool breeze, and fortunately, not too many hills to climb.

  • Day15

    Ventosa to San Domingo - 18+miles

    October 6, 2017 in Spain

    Hope today's mileage is the longest I'll walk as my dogs are tired.

    Left in the dark, but had the light of a full moon to guide me. Used the headlight a few times, it was impossible to see the yellow arrows as Ventosa is in the country. Believe it or not, but smaller than Old Fort by a wide margin. Seemed as if I was walking in a rock bottomed gully for a good half mile before it leveled out.

    The sunrise surprised me. I turned around and there it was...blazing away and I'm thinking that the temp is going up quickly, but I was fortunate that the clouds and breeze kept the temps down so it was a delightful walk.

    Ran into a couple of folks from prior days, had a cafe con leche with some donuts, and kept going. Also enjoyed seeing a fellow pilgrim with his mule doing the Camino.

    Arrived in San Domingo and the first place I tried (hostel) was full so I walked to the municipal albergue and got a bunk in a room of 20+. Had a great lunch of a chicken sandwich and a beer, looked around some, then decided that I really needed to sit down and capture my thoughts.

    Early dinner tonight and rest.
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  • Day14

    Stage 10: Nájera to Santo Domingo

    October 7, 2016 in Spain

    Date: 10/07/2016
    Distance: 20.9 km, 13 mi

    A stunningly beautiful day in the Spanish countryside, surrounded by vineyards in every direction to start the day, ending among tan, harvested hayfields. My legs and brain were in same page all day; feet still taking s beating.

  • Day14

    Santo Domingo

    May 9, 2017 in Spain

    A 14 mile trek brought us to Santo Domingo, around whom there persists a very silly mythos. I won't get into it here but it has led to the many centuries old tradition of keeping chickens in the local cathedral. We did a tour of the cathedral and it was full of fantastical artwork, which gave it a MoMA-esq feel. The Albergue we stayed in, the Confradiá del Santo, modern, bright and clean, was one of the best equipped and designed hostels we've been in.Read more

  • Day15

    Nájera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada

    September 21, 2017 in Spain

    9.22 Friday
    Today's 13 mile walk was through rolling hills of farm land and vineyards.
    There were other pilgrims to chat with along the way. Santo Domingo has a beautiful Cathedral de Santo Domingo de la Calzada that host a museum of beautiful artifacts and history.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Santo Domingo de la Calzada, Սանտո Դոմինգո դե լա Կալսադա, サント・ドミンゴ・デ・ラ・カルサーダ, Санто-Доминго-де-ла-Кальсада, 산토도밍고데라칼사다, 26250, Санто-Домінго-де-ла-Кальсада, 圣多明各-德拉卡尔萨达

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