Our first stop today was to do laundry.
While the laundry was processing we had coffee and read in the cafe next door.
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.
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.
Because we’re have visited so many Paradors we get treats in our room when we arrive. the brownies we got today were devine.
3 thoughts on “Pontevedra to Parador de Santo Estevo”
How long are the pilgrimage routes? I think it would be fun to see the pilgrims finishing their walls too.
The Camino is about 500 miles long and usually takes 30 to 35 days.
Another beautiful set of photos and history lesson! Love this lodging setting! I would love to stay more than one night in that room! Hope your weather continues to encourage lots of walking and exploring!
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