Wandering Santiago de Compostela

Cheese and meat anyone? YUM!

Cheese and meat anyone? YUM!

It was a treat not having to pack up and go anywhere. So we got up and went walking. First was the market which was just opening up and treated ourselves to a freshly squeezed clementine juice as we wandered. Breakfast was an interesting tomato spread and proscuito with cafe con leche and fresh orange juice.

After going back to the room long enough to check out, we stored our bags and headed out again. We made it just in time for the pilgrim’s mass at the San Juan Cathedral. It was impressive even if you don’t understand a word.

The rest of the day was spent wandering through shops, having a wine, gelato, coffee, sangria, etc and enjoying the snacks  (tapas or pinxos) the cafes provide with a drink. It’s kind of nice to just keep drinking and they feed you.

Making delicious clementine juice

Making delicious clementine juice

Cathedral at night

Cathedral at night

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Spices in the market

Spices in the market

The pilgrims mass in the Cathedral.

The pilgrims mass in the Cathedral.

Interesting busker looks like he's playing a didgery do?

Interesting busker looks like he’s playing a didgery do?

The thinker in the university courtyard

The thinker in the university courtyard

Another view of the Cathedral

Another view of the Cathedral

The Benedictine Monastery

The Benedictine Monastery

Yet another church

Yet another church

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2 thoughts on “Wandering Santiago de Compostela

  1. Beautiful photos 🙂 Totally agree with attending religious services being impressive even if you’re not fluent and can’t understand what’s going on. I’ve found I love sneaking into services overseas in impressive cathedrals like these because it’s such an amazing atmosphere to soak up! Glad you enjoyed your time here 🙂

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    • Thanks! It was a great end to a wonderful camino. Attending services in different places is also a wonderful way to realize that, despite our differences, we’re all citizens of the world and have so much in common. 😀

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