Monthly Archives: November 2017

MM 4-30 The North Side of the Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral was built in the 12th century in the Romanesque style but has been modified and restored many times over the centuries and in many different architectural styles. In 1736 an Italian architect named Nicolau Nasoni added a … Continue reading

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The Santiago Cathedral’s Interior

OK, we walked all around the Cathedral and I showed you pictures of all four plazas (see here, here, here and here) and all four Cathedral facades. Now it’s time to step inside and see what the Cathedral’s interior looks … Continue reading

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MM 4-29 View of Central Porto from the Porto Cathedral

The Porto Cathedral (Se do Porto) sits on a hill overlooking the River Douro to the south and west and central Porto to the north and east. I took this shot from the Cathedral Square (Terreiro da Se) looking north … Continue reading

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MM 4-28 View of Hotel Garden in Santiago

We stayed at the Smart Boutique Hotel Literario San Bieito during our three days in Santiago. My sisters stayed with their Road Scholar tour group at a hotel a couple of blocks away. We visited them one day and I … Continue reading

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Santiago’s Praza da Inmaculada on the Cathedral’s North Side

The Praza da Inmaculada in Santiago de Compostela is bounded by the Monastery of  San Martiño Pinario on the north, the Santiago Cathedral on the south, a few stores along Rua da Acibecheria on the east, and a few archdiocesan … Continue reading

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Santiago’s Praza da Quintana and the Cathedral’s East Side

The most famous of the many doors on the east side of the Cathedral facing the Praza da Quintana is the Holy Door. This door is usually open only during Holy Years, that is when the Feast of St James … Continue reading

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MM 4-27 Our Favorite Restaurant in Santiago

My wife and I stayed for only three days in Santiago de Compostela last May but we still managed to have two meals at a cozy little Italian  restaurant called Gambrinus.  I took this shot as we left the restaurant … Continue reading

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