Santiago de Compostela
Here you see one of Christendom's 3 sites for pilgrims since the Middle Ages. This is the famous Catedral de Santiago de Compostela where supposedly the remains of Santiago - one of the apostles of Jesus - are located.
Many pilgrims come from ALL over the world to walk, bike or horse ride through the Camino de Santiago also called the Way of St. James.
I met pilgrims that had been traveling from the border with France (Pyrenees) for 30, 40, 50 and even 60 days until they reached this place. Wow! ... quite some impressive spiritualism and/or devotion.
This was part of my to-do list while here:
Galicia in general is well-known for its seafood. So I did make it my task to eat as much as I could ... and I did.
Here you see a plate called Pulpo a la Caldeira which is octopus with a special sauce made of olive oil and spices (paprika) and accompanied by potatoes. It was chewy & delicious!
Next stop: La Coruña
Where literally ... Life is a beach!
... and again ... I ate seafood as if there was no tomorrow! ... squids, octopus, sea urchins ... tasty!
Today Sunday, 23 de junio - is the celebration for St. John ... and La Coruña is the infamous city that holds huge bonfires on the beach tonight, and cook sardines ... #Corunarocks
La Coruña (Galicia), España - espíritu de fuego
... and do read more about the San Juaneros and their night ...