Saturday, April 2, 2016

Final day of the trip to Galicia, Santiago de Compostela

This was the final day, we didn't walk......

well, tourist walks.

Most of the buildings are baroque, which is not my favourite style, though the church is SO over the top that it almost kinda works.....

Ate a spectacular empanada, Xoritzo and eggs, might as well have hooked myself up to a cholesterol IV, but my oh my, was it ever good.

The big cathedral, from one side or another, it is actually a little confusing, honestly.


Strangely, there is a copy of the Virgin Mary from  Montserrat!


Big dome....
with the shells that are the symbol of the camiño and the crossed swords as well.


Oddly, there was a Henry Moore exhibit outside the church...


The main entry to .... I'm not sure what building....


There is a fancy hotel, that used to be a hospital for pilgrims, funded by Isabel and Ferdinand.  You can go in for a visit for 3 Euros and it is lovely.

I poked my nose into more places than I should have gone, but, whatever.

There are some very cool corners.


One of the courtyards,



This is from the pilgirm's museum.  Or more correctly, the museum of pilgrimage, though after some token conversation about other global pilgrim routes, it is really focused on the Camiño de Santiago, of Camina de Sant Jaume....as the Catalans call it.

This is a then and now of clothing!


High high high Baroque, so high it almost kinda works.  The alter in the Cathedral.

Next time I go, I think I should walk there.

And that's the end of that trip!

5 comments:

michael carter said...

I'm with you on Baroque. Sounds like a great walk, can oldies do it at 5-8 miles per day?

elPadawan said...

Wow, loved the pics from the entire trip (yeah, I know, I haven't visited blogs in a while, catching up :p )

oreneta said...

No worries Padawan, better to go climbing and hang out with your family!!!

thecatalanway said...

Just catching up - and it's backwards so I am wondering - did you manage to walk some of the Camino? I hope so....going to read it up now Kate X

oreneta said...

As you saw, we weren't doing the camino....well, not that camino, we were doing parts of the camino de farros! Gorgeous.