Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Santiago de Compostela some say the final restig place of the Apostle St James

I first read about the Camino de Santiago about five or six years ago.  It was a pleasant surprise to experience the cathedral where it is said is the final resting place of the Apostle James. 

This is a most simple church.  No admission fee, just a very humble place. I lit a couple of candles for those I love and care so much about. 

The plaza is a gathering place for  pilgrims who hike into town and visit the cathedral.

The alter is magnificent with a statue of St James placed just beyond.  Below the alter is the crypt where the relics of the apostle are kept . 

After visiting many cathedrals I can attest to the fact that this one is very different.


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