Category Archives: Architecture

The Final Steps on the Camino

For hundreds of years pilgrims on the French Way of the Camino walked 500 miles from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to the marketplace on top of the hill in Santiago. Then they would walk down a narrow … Continue reading

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MM 4-18 View of the Basilica from the Templars Castle

On our last day in Ponferrada we toured the Castle of the Knights Templar (Castillo de los Templarios) and I took a lot of pictures of the different views along the walkway around the castle walls.  One of them is … Continue reading

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Outside the Castle of the Knights Templar

The Castle of the Knights Templar (Castillo de los Templarios) is number one on the sightseeing list for tourists who come to Ponferrada. We explored the castle’s exterior on day # 2 of our three-day stay in Ponferrada this last … Continue reading

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Walking the Camino through León’s Old Town

They come from all over the world to spend a month or two walking across northern Spain. Last year there were more than 300,000 of them. The Spanish word for a male pilgrim is peregrino. And they call female pilgrims … Continue reading

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MM 4-13 León Cathedral’s South Facade

I have another photo of the León Cathedral to show you for this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge. This one features the cathedral’s south facade with its rose window and was taken from behind a planter in the Plaza de Regla.

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Discovering León, Part Five: Inside the León Cathedral

León’s Cathedral is the finest example of French Gothic architecture in all of Spain. Most of the church was built between 1255 and 1302. The cloister and north tower were added later in the 14th century and the south tower … Continue reading

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MM 4-12 Chapel in León Cathedral

For this week’s Monochrome Madness Challenge I have chosen this photo of the chapel in the León Cathedral called Capilla de Santiago o de la Virgen del Camino (The chapel of St James or the Virgin of the Camino). The … Continue reading

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