Tag Archives: Catedral de Santiago

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

Posted in Architecture, Spain, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Architecture, Spain, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Spain, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in Spain, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Spain, Travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in Architecture, History, Spain, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments