Pontevedra to Parador de Santo Estevo

Our first stop today was to do laundry.

Doing Laundry

While the laundry was processing we had coffee and read in the cafe next door.

Waiting for laundry to finish.

The Camino de Santiago is actually multiple medieval pilgrimage routes that all end in Santiago de Compostela. This morning we were only about an hours drive from Santiago de Compostela. so we decided to visited the Cathedral that is at the end of the Camino de Santiago before driving to the Parador where we are tonight. We parked fairly close to the Cathedral square and walked up to it. You can see the Cathedral from a long way away. It really is awe inspiring and it is fun to see walkers/pilgrims arriving at the end of their walk.

The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela

Next we drove about an hour and a half southeast to the Parador of Santo Estevo. Duke and I have been here once before. I think it may be my favorite of all the Paradors we have visited. It is in a beautiful, big , old Monastery on the side of a mountain overlooking a gorge.

Parador de Santo Estevo
Central cloister of the Parador de Santo Estevo

Because we’re have visited so many Paradors we get treats in our room when we arrive. the brownies we got today were devine.

Our room in the Parador de Santo Estevo