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Santiago’s Praza das Praterias — the Square of the Silversmiths

Pilgrims who walked the Camino Santiago during the Middle Ages arrived at their destination by entering the Santiago Cathedral via its north entrance off the Praza da Inmaculada (see here). For the last few hundred years they walked a tad … Continue reading

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Praza do Obradoiro — Santiago’s Largest Square

In English-speaking countries we call open public urban spaces “squares.” They are called “plazas” in most Spanish-speaking countries. But in Santiago de Compostela they use the Galician term “prazas.” And the largest of these prazas in Santiago and probably in … Continue reading

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MM 4-26 Camino Santiago Kilometer Zero — In the Open Theme

You get a great view of the Praza do Obradoiro in front of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral from the upper level of the cathedral’s cloister. Multitudes of pilgrims and tourists gather in the plaza every day as well as local … Continue reading

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MM 4-24 Break Time at the End of the Camino

During our stay in Santiago last May we often walked down Rua da Acibecheria to the cathedral. One day I caught a street musician sitting on a wall near the cathedral’s north entrance taking a break from his guitar playing … Continue reading

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The Pilgrim’s Mass in Santiago

We walked down Rua da Acibecheria on a Saturday morning last May to attend the Pilgrim’s Mass at Catedral de Santiago which starts at noon every day.   We reached the cathedral’s north facade and then walked around the east side … Continue reading

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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 4-19 A Narrow Street in Santiago

This narrow street just off the Camino is about a block from the hotel where we stayed during our three-day visit to Santiago de Compostela last May. It’s called the Rua das Animas and it ends around the corner at … Continue reading

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