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Daph  
#1 Posted : Friday, May 16, 2014 11:51:35 PM(UTC)
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Flew with al. Cheap flights that had taken a long time. Our most precious travel time. MADRID BARAJAS AIRPORT landing

Israel to Madrid flights land at Terminal 4S brachs. The Terminal opened in 2006, was designed by Sir Richard Rogers promised (Centre Pompidou)

: 14,000 sqm store brands and 8,000 square meters restaurants and cafes. The exit from the Terminal through the satellite terminal 4S 4 (automatic transport system by APM), to arrive. The old 3 terminals have free shuttles.

To reach the city centre has two options:

  • Airport bus (EMT). Line 204 from Terminal 4 runs every 20 minutes and stops at two stations in the city centre: Plaza Cibeles (Cibeles Palace and within walking distance from Villa F?tima and Retiro Park). Or Atocha station.
  • Metro -getting out of Terminal 4. Line 8 pink, at the price of 3-4 euros. Comes to the station Nuevos Ministeriosl and then have to take 2 more lines or to plaza espania. About 15 minutes drive, frequency: every 5 minutes.

* You can go straight from the airport with the bus company or do like us to explore a little bit and take it when it comes to city bus to South Station.

. (Metro 6.0) Calle alvaro mendez s/n-estacion sur de autobuses ALSA bus bus

I ordered tickets on the site, like flying. 28 euros per Astorga. Pleasant and comfortable journey of 4 hours.

-Trains. Can of course also with the train. RENFE.

     

Arrive at Astorga ASTORGA: 35-19 in the West, straight to the SEMANA SANTA Holy week

Jesus and Mary and other treasures the Church find to parade through the city. The topics displayed wearing a kind of Knights with hoods outfit and even wearing robes and conical hats as Klan sample that causes a feeling of discomfort. The procession is accompanied by concert band and drums and recovers the agony of Christ in Jerusalem. She accompanied police and of course people come to expect it.

The problem was that in order to arrive the country commissioned, little had to cross the road and the parade, not easy!

     

To the beautiful town of Astorga, Leon has a rich medieval heritage, testimony to its location at the intersection of the pilgrims way to Santiago and V?a de la Plata (Silver way) coming from South. The walled city and curator inside churches, monasteries and pilgrims ' hostels in the purest form. In the Center stands an impressive Cathedral built over 300 years ago, dominates the square.

Main square standing side-by-side two buildings are amazing, and it's hard to know who to look at first: the Cathedral and Diocese of Gaudi!

El Palacio Episcopal de Astorga The bishopric Palace.

At the end of the 19th century the Bishop of Astorga Server hatkna in many bkmino monuments. He decided to book with his friend, the Architect Antonio Gaudi's magnificent palace. The Bishop died before the battle is complete (over 20 years) is one of the most beautiful and interesting buildings along the road. For many years the Church authorities did not know what to do. In recent years the Museum was set up where pilgrimage to Santiago features a collection of tools, instruments, ritual, photographs and descriptions associated with the pilgrimage to Santiago. If you arrive during the opening's worth.

  • (Open 10:00-12:00, 16:00) 2.5 euros admission. Combination ticket with Cathedral-4 euros.

Gaud? received the bishopric Palace in Astorga design in 1887, while engaged in the design of Sagrada Familia and G?ell Palace district. He designed the Gothic-style structure, which is common in the period. But not a copy or imitation of the style but its processing and interpretation of Gothic structure with unique view of Leon. The building includes an impressive halls including the coronation Hall, dining room and wine cellars, neo-Gothic Chapel chapel with cylindrical-angular turrets, spires and arched vaults polygons.

In the basement is the Museum day with stone pillars and vaults made of bricks. Gully surrounds the building and allows natural light into the basement floors. The geometric structure of granite walls in iarso area of the building, Red Cross studded ribs glazed ceramic characteristic vaulted bricks, hollow deadliest style, the limestone portico's long-point mark.

The city was bustling and lively, perhaps because the Samana Santa. The Cathedral was a bright and beautiful.

Plenty of entertainment venues, restaurants and pubs. Spanish tradition start late. Most restaurants have the option to order food only from 8 p.m. (by the way, you meet a lot of phenomenon, also curiously little lost lunca Caf?.)

Accommodation: right next to the Cathedral and cute and inexpensive apartments. (Of course you can sleep in the Albergue, we wanted to splurge after the flight.) El Descanso de Wendy

Walking day 1:   ASTORGA  - RABANAL DEL CAMINO  -  ק"מ : 20.5     

Water in abundance. It is not necessary to take more than a liter.

In the morning you can't resist the temptation to pass again through the Cathedral and square. I wish I could stay a little longer.

Next to the Cathedral has been identified the last of the Camino, turn left to Porter?aCalle and out through the gate puerta obispo.

Turn right to CalleSanctiSpiritu and continue straight ahead to CalleSan Pedro road Church of San Pedro (inglesia de san pedro).

Cross the Highway 6 N through calle de los M?rtires de santa comba somaza way.

Left-ecce homo Chapel ermita del.  Continuing along the road to

Murias Rechivaldode (880 m), approximately 4.5 km from the exit of Astorga.

If you continue on the Camino-arrive at Church- Iglesia de San Esteban , 18th century.

The village has a shop, a restaurant, bars and special atmosphere, the route continues towards the fountain and the Pilgrim hostel right on the road to Catalina.

Before the entrance of the village there is deviation from the recommended path, the road to CASTILLO DE LOS PALVAZARES

-Destroyed in a flood and was rebuilt in 16th century in its present location.  Recently restored in typical stone construction. All along the walls of a Russian village was destroyed and left in their original location.

This is a kind of village artists a living based on tourism and handicrafts. (There is also a tourist office in the place was closed, so coffee shops.)

Cross the village along the cobblestoned way. (Parts of fossilised plants have stones!)

No deviation increases, maybe a little less than a mile away and worth and is highly recommended.

Cross Creek at the exit of the village and climb uphill moderately compared to connecting again to the road and Camino.

 

The road to the village SANTA CATALINA DE SOMOZA, moves in close mount MONTE IRAGO, and out of the village along the main street calle Mayor. The local church, IGLESIA DE SANTA MARIA, there is a bell tower with a lovely view on the surroundings and Ken Stork next to the developers. The Church contains the remains of the Patron Saint SAN BLAS. Just below the Bell Tower has a cute nice Albergue coffee there did a nice break from the Sun. In the village there is also a 15th century-la Virgin de las Candals (Mermaid candles).

Continue on REAL to the exit at the same time the road LE-142 until EL GANSO. (13.5 miles from Astorga)

(Goose.) — 1,020 m ELGANSO

The village has a pub and a wild night on the road. Everyone stop. Lovely atmosphere. We stopped to get something to eat and draw.

The Church of Santiago has a small chapel within the Atrium, with a statue of Santiago Pilgrim. In the 12th century was in place and the monastery by the nuns.

Some buildings in the village are still terracotta roofs known as "CASA TEITADAS" wouldn't fly.

Continue on route winds alongside the road and sometimes refers to trails in the Woods.
On the right you can visit ancient Roman gold mine-la Fucarona. (I haven't seen a reference)
4 km after crossing the bridge over GansoEL River REGUERINS PROFESSIONAL DE LAS. Continue to climb through a wooded area and pass Mixed Woods and reach the bench where pilgrims can sit back and relax in the shade and a large tree. (El roble del palegrino) 18th-century chapel of the blessed Christ of Vera Cruz (ermita del cristo de la vera crus bandito) is to the left of the entrance to Rabanal

It was already close to 7:00 p.m. when we arrived, and the rain began to fall.

Rbanl del Camino. RABANAL DEL CAMINO 1,145 m ()

The cobblestone main street calle real passes through the village of nsiotav, and lodges. It is a stop for the pilgrims before climbing Mount IRAGO and mountain lion (montes de Leon). Inside the Church of the 18th-century Hacienda has a picture of Santiago. You can visit the former San grigorio Hospital (hospital de san gregorio) and four corners House (casa de las cuatro esquinas) sleeping time King Philip II.

Santa maria's Church from the 12th century, decorated with Ephesus is worth a visit. In the past, it was connected to a misunderstanding where the Knights Hall of the Knights Templar. German order of monks is located next to the best Western plaza jeronimo alons square, where you can hear Gregorian chants in prayers at 7:00 and 9:30 p.m.

Accommodation: the first on the left seemed Albergue cute and welcoming, beds.

So we kept private Albergue DEL PILAR-N.S. ALBERGE (best plaza jeronimo)-the Albergue.

The kind and efficient Albergue was, but not beyond that. Run by women have dathnit breakfast and dinner for an additional charge.

Reasonable laundry, showers. However, large bedroom, pretty crowded. Later in the evening gets big bikers group, and was a little uncomfortable.

The rain fell all Lila. Turn off heating furnace in the middle of the tiishho Lila and was cold.

Day 2: walk (RABANAL DEL CAMINO (1,145 m) (600 m)-MOLINASECA km: 26.5

Byrbanl in the morning. It was cold and a bit wet. A strong wind. The Camino is climb Mount as 280 m height irago, 5 km to the village (fonebadon ( 1,425. Beautiful way, on a mountainside.

Even a small herd of deer fled when he recognized us.

In the 12th century the Bishop GUACELMO place Church and pilgrims Inn (san Salvador del monte irago). The small village was abandoned only in the last few years the place was renovated, and today one can find two restaurants, a lodge and two albergot. No. residents only. When the entire village dip in freezing fog.

We stopped for coffee and breakfast. And to escape from frozen Ghost has a bar with jams and mysterious Terra cotta cups (כ"דבש degree and dynamite". By Chris noiiland of the plan "walking the world"). We stopped at the coffee we of young sprouts omelet with salad. And of course stamp. And we gathered our strength courage and went back to the source. Up the village purchased wool hat at ridiculously inflated price of 6 euros instead, I decided to leave.

The exit pass the ruins of the Church and the lodge.

No. km and reach –Iron Cross (cruz de ferro)

Iron Cross is a cross just installed on the tree in a big stone mound The original remains of the place remained a mystery — perhaps related to the ancient pganit tradition of worship to the God mercury. (The original cross from the 11th century is the Astorga).

I was surprised how such a place can be so exciting: the cross just stalls from a mountain of souvenirs, stones with inscriptions, pictures of sweethearts, movies, notes and requests. The place up and the history of the place rolls over and over at the little manmade. It is a ritual important and popular of the Camino-add or stone to the top of the stack, I assumed that my Israeli shell from the cliff.

Nearby there is a chapel (usually closed) and a nice resting place. A few hundred yards from the road winding section of the mongsh akmino. This is one pretty exciting stuff and feel I've seen along the way. For those who want to experience the feeling of walking and able.

  

    

From here on the Tracker off baseball until MANJARIN km 10 rbanl. (1,440 m)

The mnachrin was a 12th-century Pilgrim with ties to the Knights Templar. There is evidence of an earlier settlement from the 9th century.

Like many villages was nrachin Harari abandoned for many years until 1993, until tomas Martinez overhauled one of the demolished houses and began to function כ"מסביר" ("hospitalero) Thomas sees himself as a contemporary Knight Templar and unconventional Templar ritual every day at 11:00 and pray for Palestinian-Israeli peace. He believes that the Holy Grail is buried somewhere nearby. We're late because you (or because of) the best ponsbadon. Not all sad.

The rpuse of Thomas offers warm especially for staying with him. In basic conditions in the barn. Ditto the bathroom too.

The mnachrin continued on the road to meet communications and military station. This is the highest point (PUNTO ALTO) has beautiful scenery, and friendly guy that comes with KARAVAN trailer offer coffee/water/bananas. Initiative pays for all sides.

From there the trail descends to el bierzo Valley. Gristredo and kordiliert cantabrica mountain look slightly above the city of ponferrada in the horizon to the West.

The scenery is very beautiful, observations to the Valley. Steep sometimes. Here, too, dropped some rain.

The Camino keeps up to 300 m downstream of the village el acebo. Asbo (1,140 m) is a small mountain village, unmanicured built wooden hanging balconies, el bierzo. Also called the "gateway to heaven" the main street leading to the Center and the Church of San Miguel (san miguel) with a statue of Santiago.

From here the road continues down the Valley to olinsch.

   

At the exit from passing near the local cemetery, a monument to the memory of German cyclist killed in 1987 en route to Santiago.

The Slough along a country road and turn left into a narrow lane way leading to riego de ambros. (920 m)

A small village with the Church of Maria Magdalena (santa maria Magdalena), 18th century.

From there the road continues to descend — sometimes steeply through chestnut trees. Part of this forest were damaged in forest fires in recent years. Descend about 320 m. Cross the road and continue to fall.

Shortly before the passing of la molinesaca de las angustias Chapel of virgin (with statue of mermaid suffering inside).

The entrance to the town from the list: crossing the river rio bridge the meruelo pilgrims-beautiful mdiabli into-MOLINASECA's old town. (600 m)

The river system dams through small-and during the summer the members arrested and make an extension before wading pool bridge.

Streets and houses of olinsch indicate that used to be an important point of the Camino.

At home at calle torre ever lived go kstileia Leon County and Galicia dona urraca.

Also the Church of St. Nicholas, dating from the 17th century deserves a visit and is a prominent landmark on the backdrop of the mountains of them went down.

  • In town lived a boy named Luis LUIS with a cab 7 people who will gladly give you anywhere at SANE prices: 671708070

   

Accommodation: in the city are two of the albergot and the private road.

The recommendation is for the wonderful ALBERGE private Albergue SANTA MARINA run by 2 men,

Offers 56 beds in three different spaces, showers, laundry, arrangements and dinner with many investment atmosphere. In the old main street

Of course olinsch you can find better food, but not sure that kind of atmosphere. In the lobby there are two rocking chairs.

Day 3: walk 31 km from MOLINASECA    ל- VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO   - 

Started this morning. The last experience, it was clear that the 31 miles too big for us.

Give here the description of the way to ponprda. Although Louis took us to her.

Shortly after exiting molinska can choose whether to continue with the busy road into ponprda

(Crossing the railroad tracks and turn left toward the 200-year-old big Albergue dorms-albergua san Nicolas de flue.)

Or – the recommended path: turn left along via expanding into campo suburb in the city of ponprda.

Via san blas Church and fuerte romana.

Continue towards the town, the municipal landfill (), stone bridge crossing over the river rio boeza, turn left under the railway bridge and then turn right into calle de hospital against the Church turn left and reach the entrance of the beautiful ponprda Castle-Castillo de los templarios. Three euros.

PONFERRADA-the capital of the El bierzo region and one of the points on the Camino. The historic district of the city built by the Knights Templar, under the shadow of the Castle. At the end of the 11th century ordered the Bishop of Astorga osmundo-build strength iron bridge over the river sil. In 1178 King Fernando II name Leon town under the watch of the Templar order. The castle was built to protect the pilgrims, on the ruins of an ancient Roman Fortress than using the original stones. The Templar order that reigned in the region developed credit payment method where the pilgrims could leave money in the hands of the Knights and receive credit bills them as money was exchanged for the pilgrims along the way without fear of thieves and robbers.

-Port of crossing the bridge over the river SIL, steps across and walk under two bridges and turn left after a power station until connected to the original route of the Camino.

Walk past the Church of santa maria with Virgin and child sculpture in front, moving through a tunnel under the ring road that surrounds ponprda,

Continue through vineyards, crossing a busy road and Chapel in the village Chapel columbrianos 18th-century (san blas y san roque).

  

On a country road on the outskirts of ponprda in farmland to the village nuevas Fuentes.

Versus vierwaldst?tter campo divino cristo in pretty little square, it has a nice coffee shop. He almost last in the next section!

2 km further on bring agricultural village camponaraya (490 m)

In the past it was an important key point on two hostels El Camino pilgrims. Today there's a mixture of old and new more ...

Crossing the river rio naraya onto the other side of the village. Continue through the cooperative vinas del bierzo – is a small Winery, with an option for coffee/wine & Empanadas or corn tortilla. Of course there are also stamp. It doesn't look much from the outside, but we had a very cute refreshment station there.

Continue through the park outside the village, on a road bridge.

The Camino continues through vineyards and shady forest, El mogaz Valley, crossing the river currents and factions, until Al- CACABELOS

Also kekblos was an important point along the Camino with 5 hostels pilgrims!

In the early 12th century ordered the Archbishop of Santiago, to settle here and build santa maria Church (rebuilt in the 16th century and added her new bell tower stands out in style in the early 20th century).

The town also has a museum with exhibits of antiques Roman settlement, the Museum tells the story of the local wine industry.

Horse market in the port town. To much disappointment because a local Fiesta was the market close. So I built to spend there time to hang out and paint.

Instead, it was possible to drift in the town who wore their clothes, crossed the broad river and cua marched toward the 18th-century sanctuario de la quinta angustia, built on the remains of a pilgrim hostel, the celebration was held. On the doors of the building on the image of the baby have a card game with san Antonio de padua. The head of a stork nest.

  

After the prayer started the town firing rockets or fireworks at sterilization rate wasn't embarrassing enthusiastic artillery battery.

So we walked slowly up the road leaving the crazy noise behind us.

Continue along the main road N-VI through the pretty little village of pieros. For movement on the road has a water filled with benches and beautiful flowers I've ever seen. Always heat to see how local residents maintain that these historical points.

From the top you can choose between two ways: the recommended path is to deviate slightly from the road and turn left and left again through the agricultural village of villatuile de arriba (supposed to be 2 bars one was closed, two-road junction in the Centre of the village where we have cute place delicious סנבי'ץ with coke and stone, the refuge for pilgrims.)

 

  

Leave the village and continue through vineyards, forests and beautiful mountain scenery, unforgettable shmshmal is in the accompanying the approximately 2 miles out of the way before the descent into –

VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO (525 m)

Beautiful tourist city with lots of cafes and restaurants, renowned for its honey. Rich in monuments and has great influence on the pilgrims who passed her over the years. This is the last important town in Leon on the Camino (a certain period was 8 monasteries and Pilgrim hostels!!!)

* The entrance/exit to town is Romanesque church from the 12th century it received inglesia de Santiago – patients who could not continue their way to Compostela the absolution on plenary remission rate Puerto del perdon.

You may also want to visit Santa Maria a 16th century Gothic, with a disproportionate structure?, built by gil de hantanon.

-San Francisco church-13th century with beautiful madejar style ceilings, built on the remains of פרנצ'יסקני monastery.

Another monastery, 17th-century Baroque covento de la anuciada-daughter of clarissa.

Accommodation:    Alb. Ave fenix jato's-calle Santiago 2010-987540229

This is a well-known family Albergue beloved baseball, known good dinners. Rebuilt after being burned, from the ashes.

On the eve of Jesus have kamda ceremony which includes the preparation of mystical potion oroacho (lemon and orange peels with coffee beans, sugar, alcohol and lots of magic) tonight a little cut and Jes?s ceremony only holding hands with reads in Latin. I have no idea what it said. But the atmosphere was great, everybody knew everybody and became friends and last meal. gathered there from all over Europe-Bulgaria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands flower as 19 from England, and Israel. Also the team instead including volunteers who call Jesus "my boss" in awe. Jesus Christ, by the way.

This is a classic example of a place that desperately needs renovation, sanitary and physical conditions at the border, (someone probably fell on a broken road to bulls ...) but the charge and the atmosphere is great, and you are ready to settle for that. Old Spanish by shouted once in "Mamma Mia!" and dropped me off in a panic, but it's really not his fault of Jesus and his Albergue

    

Day 4: hiking - VILLAFRANCA DEL BIERZO     אל - O CEBREIRO  -  ק"מ:27

Ooilaprnka exit walking peace along the streets. Note: fork

At the end of calle del aqua, old town turn left next to the Pilgrim, and cross the bridge on rio buriba. No. feet after the divergent pradela while other paths. An easier option and is recommended to continue along the N-VI Highway until you reach the bridge passes over the River towards the village burbia pereje until terbdelo, cross roads again this way is marked with yellow arrows.

*** The recommended option that makes people a little bit the way she turn right on uphill pradela descents, the path passes through vineyards. At the end of the rise of the villages around ilprnka. The trail climbs between huge chestnut trees known to the highest point of the Hill-605 m height. From here, continue straight until you reach pradela. There are also some coffee to rest, as the landlord not busy in the fields.

Through chestnut forests and Paradela, winding route down steeply to the village TRABADELO (605 m). The trail continues along the main road, passing the hostal valcarce valcarce, portelade and then turn left towards ambasmestas.

Continue under the bridge about a raised Highway passes (there's plenty of it)-and on to theVega de valcarce, the village has a church santa maria Magdalena, and good little bakery right at the entrance to the village.

On the outskirts of the village on a hill, you can see what remains of the 14th-century castle-castilo de sarracin. In front of the castle there are the remains of Castillo autares attributed to Celts, Romans and Muslims who came after them.

Walk past the Church of san juan baustista before entering to RUITELAN . 525 m – (coffee shop).

The Romanesque bridge from the 15th century over the picturesque rio valcarce to Las Herrerias community called the iron volumes that were there before. Today a small village along the rio pereje. Number have shops, caf?s and bars located in the forge one restored and renovated.

Continue along the road for no. km then turn left onto via decreasing bit first before climbing steeply into dense forest of chestnut trees. 2 km then arrive at la faba. (910 m)-beautiful little farming village, in the forest, with the 18th-century Church (san Andres), and vegetarian stores you can crash. Near the main trough the village sat and drew, when I dip the brush in the sky. I had a fascinating conversation with a farmer who fell from the tractor to his opinion of the painting (artisto! ")

The exit from the village – uphill through dense forest trees, agricultural village-Laguna de castilla. Laguna has Germany's alemagne Albergue where I stopped for coffee and chocolate cake and a cold that wrapped up the mountain.

The son (or grandson?) of the German to attract his mother in a skirt, in refrigerators, and try to amuse himself at any cost.

Who has no power to climb up or sbreiro, is a good option.

The road continues to climb, the landscape opens up, more and more feel that it is the highest point in the region. The surrounding green, and chestnut forests from with the pastels, disposal

Sneaking feeling that reached the Shire. Of hobbits.

   

A little more than a mile after Laguna, reach major milestone and beautiful, festive and colorful (1,200 m) announcing the entrance to the border of Galicia, province of Lugo!!! This is beyond another district but also across the different culture, different language.

GALICIA-PROVINCE OF LUGO " ".

(Note that had him mixed up with and follow up on the car, you'll come to the village but also miss the stone.)

   

Km in graduation also climb to the entrance to o cebreiro.

( O CEBREIRO (1,290 m-"hobbits" the few Kingdom of Bilbo and Gandalf.

Antique Celtic village located high, built of stone houses PALLOZAS ploses traditional unique round with conical thatched roofs, which were inhabited until recently. One of them was also part of the facility. Other older and ethnographic museum was. (In der open free morning and afternoon), houses were to man and animals. Without chimneys, with smoke rising from a rooftop press. It is possible to hear playing bagpipes.

There's no. shops, bars and restaurants. Too touristy place and visitors with accommodation or private vehicles.

The sunset views over the beautiful Albergue! 360 degree panoramic views of the whole area if no fog.

Pre-Romanesque church from the 9th century, is the oldest remaining Camino Frances shlimota on! (Santa maria.)

Legends tell that the Holy Grail was hidden here. The church bells were ringing in the winter to guide pilgrims coming from far away through the fog so common in the area. The church bells are ringing still in severe fog.

Another legend tells of a local peasant named to make his way in the snowstorm to pray in the Church. The priest took him, amazed when some rough road past the farmer just to go to mass and to taste the wine and bread. At the moment the bread and wine into Christ's flesh and blood. They are displayed today in the chapel of santo milagro this saucer money donated by Queen Isabella in 1486 on rise for Santiago.

Outside the church stands a statue of don elias valina sampedro, the Rector, who worked extensively in the 1960s and ' 70s to relive the glory of baseball's past. He travelled throughout Europe to lecture on the way of Saint James and in 1984 signaled the Camino Frances in the famous yellow arrows. He was also responsible for the restoration and renovation of hostal san Giraldo de Aurillac is undoubtedly the place absent of Camino after Roncesvalles.

   

       

Accommodation:

The six municipal Albergue euro with showers, kitchen and reception halls for 80 dormitori. It is located at the edge of the village. We went to Galicia, so he belongs to XUNTA, and warned in the preface-blankets. We signed up, paid, showered know source. The radiator light at night and stays sleeping told Leila was so hot until opened. (This source is unclear)

We never waited to watch it, and we moved to a slightly more expensive double room in a small hotel in the traditional village, with white sheets. (MESON ANTON)

   

Walking day 5 : מ - ) O CEBREIRO- 1,290 m) to TRIACASTELA (670 m) 21.5 miles

The entire area, even foggy season progresses, some mystical and occasional rain. We went early morning rain pretty hard.

The day begins with an increase of approximately 100 m. The evening before, we received a tip from a Dutch guy who happens to be the rain should go on the first 3 km until you reach the village ofLinares.

The village has a small church from the 12th century san Estebal. Was closed. And so the house built on it.

Below-cost path to Alto de san Roque, there is placed a large bronze sculpture and posted with the figure of a pilgrim walking against the wind when facing Santiago de Compostela. Scenic spot to stop at good weather may have rain, pretty strong.

The road continues parallel to the road to the Hospital de la Condesa, the name of the hospital, a 12th-century and renovated in the 1960s. (Dehospital inglesia). Here coffee was welcoming, and not all the marchers who found refuge here. The authentic little places have a mix of travellers from all over the world arrive, place the pod and connect instantly to WI FI and always 2-3 following local time-coffee or wine, tv-news or soccer, with the busy.

       

Continue the road parallel to the highway, until the sign refers to the right towards Padomelo. From here begins a steep to ALTO du POIO (1,335 m)

From her vantage point on open space views.

Those who miss the Caf? Hospitalet can stop to rest and breakfast in the cafe/bar. Later the Caf? continue along path through El FONFRIA (1,290 m), and later – downhill all the time the same way all the time, until the road turns right onto BIDUEDO. (1,190 m). From here it drops moderate about 600 m, FILLOBAL way, PASANTES, until I went into trikstela-

   

But shortly before trikstela, there is a small abandoned prune named RAMIL intense remodeling process goes, one of the most beautiful places I've ever seen. That might be the time to say something about the desolation and sense of abandonment there in so many places on the way. Part of the mystique and Hmong dueling magic of villages, but there is also sadness to see these places that were important and must be abandoned, and very few returned to something from the days of Fame. In Galicia, as in many places in the world, the mortality rate exceeds the birth rate. Rarely seen in children or young people. A generation that works in agriculture generally maintain the fields, vineyards and Woods, and walks away.

So glad to see such a rehabilitation process in beautiful village filled with historical buildings, not necessarily religious, with hope for new residents. Akmino is undoubtedly necessary blood supply to residents in the area, and you're going to feel the gratitude of their warm and hearty.  The village has some ancient oaks and chestnut trees.

TRICASTELO "Three castles"

Previously in three castles not survived until today. The Church of Santiago has an engraving in the 18th-century tower of the three castles. There is an intimate evening prayer with pastor. Only modern pilgrims. No community where she came to pray.

Building blocks for compost Santiago de la Cathedral taken from a local quarry during its construction. Pilgrims in the middle ages were carrying stones as they could carry, a distance of over 100 km! In the city there is a monument dedicated to all who bore him the dedication stone. In trikstela there are many pubs and restaurants. A supermarket can be really fun for visitors

Accommodation: all the city actually fell. Not something.

Some recommended books about berce alberge de camino, Albergue.  So we're in a little Canadian girl with cute met.

Two days earlier, showers, laundry, but the owner was a little drunk, ate in the kitchen. So was cooking all

The floor. In short. Explained. But look for something better. In addition to the city have at least 3-4.

Day 6: hiking - TRIACASTELA) (670 m) to SARRIA (435 m)-18.5/24 km viasamos

Leave early in the morning. Just off stone way have trixela need to make a decision:

How to peel two way messages that meet again just before Seria.

-Route shorter, clinging to a 2 km road and then turn left to balsa and went up to the wooded riocabo the great of Galicia.

All indicate that way is beautiful. Most people going.

The route is chosen, it left the monastery of Samos – way too beautiful, following parallel to the road at the rio oribio River, then turns right onto village san cristovo do real.

San kristovo has the remains of a limestone quarries which were the masonry of the Cathedral of Santiago! Many pilgrims carried them away to the city.

San ristobo refreshment station when full has good intentions and empty. Needless to say, no coffee/beer and it feels magical place abandoned.

  

   

The road continues in ancient forests, the Sun and the rain, a small village called us very unfriendly- lastres. According to the signs he has his reasons seem to be upset about.

The graphic artist who got the job couldn't be clearer.

Finally, in the pthati village-Pounces on me a bunch of tiny dogs and noskenim. It was a rare event and traveling baseball. Generally the big dogs you encounter and sleepy villages. Some dogs that you really disturbing in their never-ending siesta. It also says something about the frequency of thefts in the area.

Cross the river and continue along renche and chestnut Oaks until there's a resting place in a local bar. (Was closed)

And rain forced us to take cover in the barn with two cars awaiting renovation. He later entered the tunnel way before re-entering the forest suddenly, dank see above the rooftops of monastery of Samos. I can't imagine the excitement of pilgrims 1000 years ago as they stood right here. For me it's more exciting to go into Santiago.

SAMOS (560 מ')

History of Samos is closely connected to the Abbey and monastic community-built him 500 monks in the bdraga 5 and 6.0!

Benedictine order monastery (10th century already) is a combination of styles (Romanesque 12th-century doors, a 16th century Gotti kloiister and the altar and Baroque fountain.)

During the war with Napoleon used the monastery as a military hospital. In the early 20th century was burned nearly to the ground but was restored and partly reconstructed.

Throughout history many times plundered the monastery today serves as a spiritual Center. (You can also place hotel, visit costs 3 euros don't miss)

Seven bishops left the monastery, most notable is the father Feijoo Benito died in the 18th century and particularly the history of Galicia-lived and taught at the monastery of Samos. The inscription on the door of the library: "a monastery without a library is like a fortress without an army."

    

The rain never stopped, and we had coffee yet this morning. So we went to Lola's (the two cat ownership charming place), we ate breakfast in front of the monastery, I drew a little, and then entered.

The monastery is fascinating, with many books and Church (copies of the Codex), two courtyards, smoth green and rashes, residential areas that you can't get them, frescoes (some modern and less successful) and especially a lot of atmosphere and mystery. There are no monks seems to really want visitors love to stay there but they were close to going to eat. (Opening hours for decoration only)

** In Samos there. You can stock up on food for the rest of the way.

        

The footpath and leave behind Act passes over a small chapel in teixos and later on-teiguin. foxos You can continue along the road to sarria for beautiful and isolated but can turn no. km after Seamus – go along the Valley of the river that passes through small villages and farmland, before crossing a small river – until I connected to the corresponding Camino route bAGUIDA.

The entrance to the modern suburbs serie relatively constant, as the city. Those less friendly parts along the way.

Are you going through new areas for the yellow arrow, replaced the logo embedded in sidewalks. That cross the river sarria

And turn right then left up the stairs granite escalita maior, and Gothic church until calle maior 10.

The accommodations for the delightful private Albergue and warmly recommended don alvaro beds: 30 In old house with courtyard, fountain and drawn floors. With a library and a cool evening gathering where fire, and drink free from liquor and wines of the area supported the Albergue.

* Out of town (about baseball) about 17th-century monastery convent de la Magdalena 13 founded pilgrims hostel by a two Italian pilgrims.

Today it is the seat of the order of Mercedarians. It is also an interesting place to crash.

    

SARRIA (435 m)

Serie was founded in the 13th century by King Alfonso IX of Leon. (Died on his way to Santiago in died).

The bustling city continues to be one of the most important points of the Camino with a large number of churches, monasteries and chapels, as well as 7 hostels pilgrims.

The Gothic church from the 13th century san Salvador with decorated doors, stands near the District Court until the mid-19th century was a hospital for pilgrims.  Rua Maior-in the old town centre, full of mansions and 18th-century luxury, and leads to the ruined castle-FORTALEZA DE SARRIA. In many paintings and icons of the city.

There are cafes and restaurants, a supermarket and a department store, the only one that works during the siesta.

Food market beef market operates here at 20, 6 and 27 of each month.

When we got into town we realized we left walking sticks in the lovely Lola's. Albergue owner immediately called them and went to get the sticks. Of course I didn't take any money and said he already goes to trikstela!

There were only 4 going on that Leila instead, partly because the season and everyone is dispersed among many places in town.

He stated that we all looking forward to our evening dinners in town and have a drink together shots of liquor and wine.

Walking day 7: מ - ) SARRIA (435 m) Al- PORTMARIN (340 m)-22 km

This morning I broke up with my girlfriend back to Earth and continues up the street to continue towards El Camino portmarin.

From serie the walking experience variable – double the people rushing to get a seat in the ... Could be that State in July and August I felt it because not many suitcases in April on the Camino. Nevertheless we could suddenly see larger groups with small day backpacks, it is apparent that newly joined to the path.

Exit Seria provides high viewpoint over the city, turn left at the monastery of Magdalene. Pass san Chapel ruins Lazaru then cross the street and celeiro River Aspera bridge. Follow the track next to the railroad tracks and through the Creek water begins the climb through the forest. Until Open Meadow way vilei straight to Barbadello. There are new and equal-Albergue with wonderful coffee shop, Western music and stamp. Of course everyone would stop there.

Away through the Woods to Rente, and Peruscallo. Less than one mile. There is also a bar and a restaurant. (Was closed, we're not really in season).

The Camino continues through tiny villages and Cortinas Brea.ragde and passes across the kilometre stone famous 100 which reveals the distance to Santiago.

Incidentally, the 100 mile stone suffers from split personality that some one else has followed the same exactly, distributions and happier!

   

In a small stone Chapel Morgade move – to deviate a bit and peeking (stamp) and after moderate through farmland and stunning views, reach Ferreiros, bar and a restaurant with a courtyard and contemporary management, facing the Church. Santa Maria, of course! Stop to rest and, near the most beautiful camellias seen in baseball and drew him. Does the urge to stay in place.

   

Instead, I walk with a friend from the Netherlands through small villages pana, couto, rozas and Mercadoiro.

What to do when she came in front of the cows out to the Meadow? Who directs the catwalk?

The rain stopped and the meadows with cows in herds pauses between the forests. The road begins to descend, often steeply, shortly after, rozas

From a height of 320 m high 660 Somewhere that my inner thigh muscle, muscles that you don't know even exists, and has become a nightmare. All decreases done with front and back, not really pleasant pace. To improve the situation, the Sun disappeared and began again to rain so

I met the Belgian way without teeth-they all testified about later and didn't record a mind-completing the Camino and started walking him backwards. He saw the struggle and encourage me in French reads: "courage! Courage! "(Courage).

Who determined that Jerusalem syndrome is limited to one foot rise.

The Camino continues through the villages of parrocha, vilacha-. After a long and steep decline (at least that's how I felt!)

Cross the road to the famous bridge over the Rio MINO. Across the bridge climb stairs antiques left from the original bridge was mdiabli instead. Via open arched into the unique town with an interesting story.

PORTMARIN (340 m)

In 1960 the river RIO MINO nschr to stop water by BELESAR dam by Franco.

The ancient village of the town was flooded and remained entirely under water! (Most of the way there.)  Years later were drained parts of the river and the most important monuments of the city have been moved brick by brick to new locations higher up the Hill.  Sometimes you can see the stones numbered for fronts the beautiful Romanesque church from the 12th century SAN NICOLAS, copied to the main square (looks like a fortress rather than as a church-the Romanesque period of the Warrior Church) the Church was designed by a disciple of MATEO who planned the Colonnade a LA GLORIA in Santiago-but that a comprehensive overhaul. To church relations with the order of the Knights of Saint-John-also sometimes called san juan/xoan.  Horse fair too say I was mostly rain. Without horses.

Accommodation: ferramenteiro alberge

Is left from the entrance, adjacent to the alb. Mirador inhale it is recommended to remove the owner mad, they say.

Both outside swallow (5 min walk from the Centre). To prmentiro have one 108-bed Hall is divided with curtains. Although it was very quiet, clean and poshed and enjoyed it very much. Clean kitchen and comfortable and you can buy everything in the market. Of course there are also cafes and restaurants.

Anyone looking for a more intimate place to continue a little longer into the copied there, in addition to the municipal Albergue, some albergot and small pensions.

After a hot shower and rest, I walked (limped?) Downtown, where I met my Dutch and we sat in the cute restaurant, a fun and pleasant dinner in front of the Church of portmarin.

I decided to get up in the morning and decide what to do with situation.

    

Walking day 8: - PORTMARIN    אל- PALAS DE REI   - ק"מ: 24

(9 km to coto)

** (You're here a description of the way the best interests-although I skipped this, unfortunately.

In fact I only 8th 9 kilometres from the 9th day, defeat da Ray Coto. It was the day my constrained)

Depart from portmarin down the main street, passing gbirtino steps of the snow (escalinasta de nuestra senora de las nieves)

Turn right and cross the rio torres on metal pedestrian bridge. On the other side of the bridge, turn right and go uphill through the forest.

Crossing the road near ceramic factory continues to TOXIBO. GONZAR pass. And after mile reach CASTROMAIOR with his Church (Santa Maria) and a small caf?. Many walking alongside a road, fairly quiet.

The road continues into HOSPITAL DE LA CRUZ (680 m) and VENTAS DE NARON. This is an area where there were fights between 9th century Christian Kingdom between northern Muslims. There is a church (St. Mary Magdalene) and several cafes. Climbing out of the SIERRA range LIGONDE village – the highest point today-725 m.

Dropping down to PREVISA and you can see it LAMEIROS cross beautiful stone 17th-century left, before entering LIGONDE, who was used to a comfortable spot on the popular Camino and her Pilgrim hostel

1 km more and reach EIREXE and then onto A CALZADA.

Here it is possible to deviate approximately two miles off and visit the national site, burial place of the Knights of Santiago. % DE SAN SALVADOR AT VILAR DO DONAS

Continuing towards El Camino LESTEDO, villages, MAMURRIA and VALOS Brea.ragde The last to keep the track passes close to the area alone and begins to climb to ALTO ROSARIO. A day with good visibility you can see the MONTE PICO SACRO just above Santiago de Compostela. The Camino crosses from Hotel la cabana and then into sports stadium.

PALAS DE REI  (560 מ')

Place in the Royal Palace, today very little remains of the glorious past of the place. SAN TIRSO church with a Romanesque motifs of shells. CONCELLO point PLAZA is the city's high. -Ayuntamiento Town Hall, built in a distinct Galician style with a blend of granite blocks in the corners and around the plaster walls. typical style civilian structures.

There are cafes, bars and shops also have a supermarket next to the Albergue.

      

When I reached the main square, it was barren and close.

I continued with the yellow towards the exit to CARBALLAT.

After crossing the road twice entering through the thick forest. Everything was wet, through botzbtzt and puddles. So go to the cute village SAN XULIAN and various church, named for the village. (Cute breakfast Albergue alb. O abrigdoiro)

  

  

The Camino into PONTECAMPANA. From here begins to climb a rocky path through eucalyptus forest oak and clear (!), until the road where turn left to CASANOVA. Casanova has nice Albergue municipal, coffee (which was still closed in the morning), and recommended-Albergue santo domungo on the Bank of the River, where I planned to stop and spend the Lila in review. The place was abandoned or not open this season, or the place. Sadly I broke away and continued to walk, I didn't know a few and where. The leg was bothering me whenever a drop with a slope of more than 5%. The Camino goes on within the village forests CAMPANILLA and after about 2 km reach a crossroads, a tiny settlement called coto which is really the province of LUGO and CORUNA province.

Right next to the milestone of crossing an ancient structure, casa rural and was renovated. I knew that no matter what, I stopped for the night.

I got my great room, attic with shared shower room addition at 20 euros. My little window view on the road exactly where akmino come to the road. I'd be happy. During the following French Avignon joined Gary his leg, Kennedy lived in Ireland and can't go today because of an old and Canadian Cutie that wanted to rest. In short, this band of ה"נכים stayed at this beautiful place, we had dinner with the couple that runs the place dinner, drank more wine and were going long.

    

Walking day 9: PALAS DE REI m) to RIBADIS DE BAIX-km: 27 original design.

Just before practice. MELIDE  אל ARZUA -   - ק"מ:15

(At breakfast offers us the charming landlady "bouncing" of 6 km the city suburb before all "birth" on the idea.)

The Camino goes on Makoto right into the village, and CORNIXA village – LEBOREIRO.

The Church of the 13th-century iboreiro (Santa Maria-how?) has an impressive stone tympanum with relief dedicated to the Virgin and child. Opposite the church stands an ancient Pilgrim hostel CASA DE LA ENFERMERIA – donated by ULLA family. There is a stamp on the Church! Cross the mdiabli bridge dedicated to Mary Magdalene, above RIO SECO and into the village of DISECABO. Passing pedestrian bridge on the outskirts of the area. Pass a fountain and a relaxation area with monument of Knights and ladies in Camino. Miles and arrive at a bridge crossing the river FURELOS about VELHA to the village with the same name. The village is the Church of SAN JUAN. After a short walk-turn right at the roundabout onto the road Al-MELIDE.

MELIDE

The city was founded by Alfonso IX in 13th century. In 1320 to mlida by the Archbishop of Santiago, to build a fortress on the site. This fortress was destroyed in clashes and riots which broke out as a result of a struggle between forces of the archbishops. After this event, the Spanish Catholics about building another fortress in the village. During the last centuries suffered from birth, as well as with many villages in Galicia-immigration of people to Cuba and Argentina (until 1950) and then to Switzerland and United Kingdom.

It connects the town ofCAMINO PRIMITIVO to Camino Frances.

MELIDE TERRADE urban Museum well worth a visit for those interested in the history of the region. Church of the 14th century SAUCTI SPIRITUS in Piazza DEL CONVENTO built the old Castle stones and former פרנצ'יסקני monastery. Santa maria de melide 12th century is on the outskirts of the city and has impressive altar so del Carmen Church, there are plenty of shops, bars and restaurants are scattered through the narrow streets of the old town.

Many trips serve the PULPO – Octopus cooked. Downtown has the most famous baseball polpoleriia who eat enormous amounts of cephalopods there every day. I went to her quickly.

Mlida exit for twisting down through forests of pine and eucalyptus trees, Oaks are impressive!  We photographed together near milestone 50 km apart, each spanning the pace suits him. Another meeting much along the way. And in Santiago.

Moderate and casual walking, alternating forests and large meadows. Once crossing the rivers water. Continue in this way until BOENTO. Immediately after crossing Highway 547 akmino, revealed a small stucco church with a Bell Tower, with uneven, but inside one of the prettiest I've seen along the way. Packed photographs and postcards of Saints, a sort of impromptu ritual position full. There are also stamp.

   

Turn right at the small church and immediately walked into the Woods. One of the trails I guess, not sure what he's doing. It appears frozen?

I'm not coming to find out and moved on to a beautiful with benches and picnic tables at Little Rock Creek and little water.

The Camino leaving the road and down a path through the Valley and over rises toCASTANEDA -way this place brought pilgrims limestone blocks (unmetered inbound bandwidth)-trikstela to the lime kilns, to prepare the masonry of the Cathedral of Santiago. From achbshns nothing left but one can find instead the Church. Santa Maria!

   

From here it continues up a wooded hillside and then down to the Valley, and a bridge to the River, the other is one of the most famous albergot, shoot in her torcis: ALB/RIBADISO XUNTA. As you can imagine this place during the summer, as you move to dip your feet in the water. In April, the beautiful but place and rain at any moment. The complex can receive approximately 62, let alone offer a pleasant village atmosphere more casual arzua town. Located 2 km uphill.  I didn't go a lot today and the spy mode, continues to climb, a quiet country road, above the ISO of the almicum village- BAIX RIBADISO DO (305 m).

Another continues up the Hill to the suburban areas before entering ARZUA(330 m) which is the last big city before. A city with a population of about 7,000, is famous for its beef and cheese-quiexo-eye cream cheese. On the first Sunday of each month March was held the annual cheese Festival. Coincidentally, the first day that says everything is closed.

Accommodation: ultreia alberge you scratch look cute and contemporary city. The owners recommending big Albergue, there are quite a lot of accommodation.

Via Alberge lacteal modern new was and is recommended. Is not the same ancient historical albergot with character and ambiance, but comfortably and planned a lot of thought about reflux. For instance, huge skylight sloping roof fixed, and you can see the Moon at night and in the morning the first rays, instead of the usual phobia of bunk beds. 60. Kitchen and courtyard. Laundry arrangements.

Http://www.alberguevialactea.com/

A little before the municipal Albergue is good-looking. There are blankets!

In arzoaha there are pubs, shops and restaurants. In one meeting with Irish guy who stops to rest, drink beer and make a decision whether to keep going or to settle the great dormitori I share with three Germans are friendly I haven't met before. What to do today, and not in the mood to chat with them.

   

Day walk 2010: RIBADIS DE BAIX (305) Al-PEDROUZO (280 m),ARCO DE PINO -24.5 miles

: About 15 km to MONTE DO GOZO "The Beatitudes"

In the morning met a lot of friends through that aigiao in various stages to the city and dispersed in many places. Everyone is trying to gobble away today to be closer to Santiago morning

The Camino goes from old St. arzua del Carmen, then a stream into the wooded area.

The route continues through small villages (cortobe, raido and calzada – there are two caf?s).

Continue approximately 1.5 miles more through boavista and alto and reach salceda which has a bar and a shop. And passing the monument of the hiker who was killed on his way to Santiago via xen and ras Al Brea.ragde After BREA.RAGDE can decide whether to continue along the road, or turn right into the wooded area of alto de santa Ierne, here you can find a rest area with a fountain.

Rain begins, really, I take a couple of days, can't make it to mass in Santiago my walking pace. I promote myself faster. The solution appears in the form of a queue of people. Bus stops and I get them in the pouring rain, to Santa Irene. SANTA IRENE at the entrance of the village there is a church from the 18th century with the same name.

Continue on RUA Camino to and from there, another half mile toPEDROUZO or ARCA DE PINO. This station is known in baseball, many stopping here last night before the final destination-the entrance to Santiago.

There are supermarkets, shops, bars and restaurants. Stop drinking coffee and waiting for the rain weakened some before I proceed.

 

The port is a little confusing, pdrozo markup like disappear suddenly. Need to continue the route section until notice yellow arrow right

SAN ANTON and eucalyptus forest AMENAL and farmland. Going up the Hill and after a few km CIMADEVILA way come to big transportation At the roundabout turn left towards the airport of Santiago, Camino Real by the end of the runway and landing. An airplane lands scaring me suddenly, in the quietness of the forest!

      

Continue on via SAN PAIO, remain on the State road that rises up the Hill and descends into the LAVACOLLA is a small village.

In medieval times it was customary for pilgrims wash themselves in the Creek in LAVACOLLA before entering. There are many bars, restaurants and accommodation the Camino through the local church INGLESIA DE BENAVAL and its fountain, descends into the river just before it starts to climb steeply up the hill towards VILANAIOR.

The road passes over the television headquarters of Galicia and turn left in the area.

Continue to SAN MARCOS where no. cafes and accommodation options. There are also private Albergue couldn't find her.

   

   

Less than a mile later, arrive at MONTE DO GOZO"the Beatitudes"(340 m)

Most of the marchers in a hurry and go to come already.

I don't want to wait. Yet to come.

Accommodation: several hundred yards later, approximately 5 km before arriving to Santiago-a municipal Albergue of the complex there are shops, restaurants and bars, 500 beds in 20 separate buildings and an option for an additional 300. Open all year from cooking and laundry facilities.

Manuel a sweet run this place, saying a few words in any language and find the names of dozens of football players in the world, including Maccabi Haifa. What matters, he brought me a blanket (even though it's municipal Albergue XUNTA) and I decided to stay on the mountain. Close to Santiago.

Slowly gather to place lots of friends, and such. Including those that started the morning at 33 km and arzua here!

Decide to go to the park grounds, overlooking the city. This is the place where pilgrims in medieval times saw the domes of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Today the buildings block the view.  Some claimed they still see ...  On top of the hill there is a monument to the visit of Pope John Paul II in 1993.

  

Day 11: walk In the original plan:

מ- PEDROUZO (280 מ')/ ARCO DE PINO   אל SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (250 m) 21.5 miles

In practice I went 5 miles to Santiago.

Experience festive feeling toward the city. Begin to descend from the mount joy Albergue down to the port.  The Camino crosses the highway and the railroad tracks and continues to PALLACIO DE CONGRESSO. On the other side of the road, continue with the road and pass the chapel of SAN LAZARO and turn left on RUA DOS CONCHEIROS. Suburban and urban landscape and very casual. The marks through almost disappear and only the shell embedded in sidewalk reminds that we here at the end of the road for the Mile 0.0.

Rain starts to fall, as no resize class rule.

Townspeople who comes to work, not congratulate you on traditional and buen camino into town is very ordinary and disappointing.

Slowly entering the old city, and the city is starting to unfold. For example this amazing Church relief, I couldn't pass on him like they did most of the marchers.

  

Continue on to CASA DOS REAIR ANIMAS, cross CERVAATEN square to ACIBECLRIA.

Continue through the PLAZA DA IMMACULADA and with stairs, under the part of the church building to the amazing workshop: Plaza del Obradoiro and the left-front of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela!

It was exciting, in the square, with the Backpack on his back and sticks, wet, with raincoats, constantly coming and going, some received a round of applause, some readings, being photographed, clinging to the moment. Here are drained the pilgrims for more than 1,000 years! Knights, criminals priests.

Baroque fa?ade of the Church, not on board, only the North Tower (torre de la carraca (except atzoadim many travellers come to the cyclist, and square.

Here come the Spanish there's me in Albergue yesterday!

   

There's another two hours until the mass, and I'm going to put my bag and change at Central and ordering another in Israel.

Accommodation: -PR BADALADA 2 min from! Alcove shower bathrooms, coffee/tea and cookies, free!!!

Small errands, standing in line in the rain to get the certificate of Compostela and I rush to mass of PM, it's to the pilgrims.

A full Cathedral here, about 10 tough guards guarding. If you dream to walk into the Church with sticks-and forget it! It is forbidden to enter with backpacks! I stood beside of the walking group just before the mass and not allowed to enter.

The ceremony itself is long and in Spanish, and almost everyone aigya announcement today, where begin and which country had no special interest in him. Israel not because of the 3 minutes before I registered two blocks away. Probably the "suppressive person. Also the guards disagreed, so I sat down to draw.

  

I took the time to visit Santiago. Yes, himself.

Before I noticed the long lines of "Santiago" napkin, staircase to the golden statue from the 13th century, ask question, touch the neck and wrap my arms around him. When mass was not as Santiago and I thus stood behind him and watched the solemn ceremony.

Unfortunately the incense. The botpomerio (Botafumeiro) "distributor" smoke the thurible is thick, the same ceiling Rod along the width of the cross, not tiltelo. I was told only on Tuesdays and weekends. The botpomerio was cast in1851 weight 80 kg and height 1.60 m, filled with coals and incense.

The Cathedral itself is amazing, interesting and captivating, bright laabglarit, in a rich nipthiotchapels , sculptures and paintings. Thecrypt with the remains of Santiago and two students from the 9th century is situated beneath the high altar,

The Church is open on all sides to the squares around it at different levels, the northern fa?ade leads to the Praza da Immaculada. "pure" square. Eastern front Praza da Quintana doll opens to two goals – one of them open for a year.

The southern fa?ade Praza das Praterias opens onto – attachment-square with bruki clock tower. In the next 24 hours I was in town I went to at least 5-6 times, sometimes to shorten the way to the other side.

It occupies a central place in the all-around.

Her visit is incomplete without a visit to the Museum. I wavered a bit more, I want to sit in a cafe with friends who gathered at the. (Discount for pilgrims upon presentation of passport!)

The Cathedral Museum, spans four floors and contains collections of religious art, statues, wall hangings, pictures, directory and more. Must not miss the exhibition of preserving the original entrance front with clarity-ה"גלוריה, amazingly, the artist Mateo 12th century (hidden behind a new Baroque fa?ade). Top see rooftops (suddenly reminded me of Cuzco, Peru), and the dramas that occur every time you get square

More pilgrims to the finish point!

  

Sadly broke up with Leila merry gang were in the way, and this wonderful town.

If I had a couple of days I was definitely going to Pini Mestre!

-Flight to Barcelona with RYANAIR.

(Bus to the airport every 30 minutes starting at 6:40 am in Galicia square adjacent to the old city, 40 minutes drive-way stations and main bus station)

Days 12-13

The international airport of Barcelona, designed by Riccardo in opill in 1991, expanded significantly this year using a futuristic complex planning, shuttles from the airport so important in the 21st century. Located approximately 14 km South-East of the city.

AEROBUS from the airport bus to the city centre in about 15 minutes, and there is a station for each of the three terminals at the airport.  Tickets can be bought from the driver himself to Greece 5.9 euros. Duration: 35 minutes drive to collectors or square Catalunya. There are of course also.

And it has been sunny Barcelona, with joy.

ASTA LUEGO!

    

    

  

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#2 Posted : Saturday, May 17, 2014 8:55:45 AM(UTC)
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You wonderful!

The painter, also expressed esteem.
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#3 Posted : Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:28:15 AM(UTC)
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Thanks, went, never stops.

In baseball returned to painting after many years since I touched it. Only hand starts to heat up. And had to go back.

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#4 Posted : Saturday, May 17, 2014 10:47:23 PM(UTC)
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Great summary, great pictures, beautiful paintings!

But somehow ... This path seems a little too wild and civilization.

When I go on a journey, I prefer to go a little lost in the wild and only occasionally meet.

Or maybe I got the wrong impression?

Either way, I enjoyed using.

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Your reporting, the paintings are beautiful and great pictures. Last year we went a week from LE PUY, and marks the way reminded me how much I enjoyed. I'm sure we'll continue sometime the Camino, and your picture will try to get in the spring.

Noa

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#6 Posted : Monday, May 19, 2014 1:49:21 PM(UTC)
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Nice to read:

Flexible travel program, ease and improvisations when necessary like the flexibility and descriptions of the weather, the wind in this very powerful lion who indeed frozen and didn't understand how the terms may be different from the seller and therefore.

Good investing, especially the connection to the stunning Gaudi and art in General, highlight here very interesting pan and Wizard of the trip in Spain, who are not in the picture material Barcelona Gaud? again, the work of this architect.

The beauty of a trip to Spain is in this country jumped from village to city, wilderness, mountain culture to all in the same place all relatively accessible and in regions with diverse tourist services in certain locations and likely in most cases relatively inexpensive, lovely Pan shinabalbergot in another bedroom dormitori involved that know half the world, the description of the Spaniard with Jesus that shouted love Enzo, alive and out of the way.

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Edited by user Monday, May 19, 2014 1:58:00 PM(UTC)  | Reason: Not specified

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#7 Posted : Monday, May 19, 2014 2:12:23 PM(UTC)
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In summary, what you put in subject and content, details and images, excellent paintings convey the nature of the track.

Although at present, the route less attractive for urban nature, but I'm sure it will happen in the future.

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#8 Posted : Monday, May 19, 2014 3:13:58 PM(UTC)
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What a beauty
Description and drawings-charming as usual.
I think we put in a very good time.

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