Tag Archives: Camino Santiago

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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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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MM 4-17 Gandhi on the Camino

We arrived in Santiago on a rainy Friday evening and on a cloudy but dry Saturday morning we left our hotel after breakfast and climbed to the Plaza Cervantes on top of the hill and then walked down Rua da … Continue reading

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Where in the World is Ponferrada?

Pilgrims who are following A Pilgrim’s Guide to the Camino Santiago by John Brierley while they travel along the Camino Frances in northern Spain start Stage 1 of their journey in St Jean Pied de Port on the French side … Continue reading

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