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  1. Steven Light

    Las Huelgas

    Can anyone point me in the right direction for getting information about visiting the Las Huelgas Monastery outside of Burgos? When we were there last year there was a huge festival, which was fun, but I'd really like to be able to go inside and, if possible, view a music manuscript (Las Huelgas...
  2. peregrina2000

    Medieval Monuments on the Camino(s)

    Javier posted a link to a list of someone’s idea of the 13 most important medieval monuments on the Camino. Pictures shown in a slide show by clicking. Only two are on the Francés, Frómista and San...
  3. Dorpie

    Camino Sightseeing

    Hi all, this is my first actual thread so please be gentle, I'm taking my dad on a drive roughly along the Camino Frances (from SJPdP up to Astorga, he's been to Santiago before) next week as his 80th birthday present, sadly he's not able to walk very far anymore so the Camino itself is out of...
  4. ShelleyW

    Tell me about the Monasteries along the Camino Francés

    I’m interested in which Monestaries welcome Pilgrams for meals , sleep and mass. I would love to hear of personal experiences with these intriguing historic places. Which monestaries are must see, which are maintained to accommodate, hours, restrictions etc... I would appreciate any current...
  5. Latecomer

    100 (or so) iconic images for Camino Francés video .. Any missing?

    < This post is just background.. Skip to next post in thread to see my preliminary list of iconic images. > I begin my first Camino Francés leaving SJPDP on September 11 (I did the VDLP in 2015). I am walking with my neighbor, our average age is 68. We have about 49 days available in Spain so...
  6. CJ Williams

    Santa Maria de Eunate: opening times and access 2018

    Greetings from Santa María de Eunate everyone! As most of you are aware, the church has been closed during the winter months. I am posting to let everyone know that we will be re-opening to general visits next weekend, on Saturday 24 March, in anticipation of the start of Holy Week, and will...
  7. Patti and George

    Significant places

    What are the most significant places and landscapes along the Camino Frances?
  8. peregrina2000

    As you plan caminos, don't forget this one!

    Just came across an article describing the Camino Castellano-Aragonés, which is really a gem, especially if you like small towns with lots of things to see, solitude, stunning scenery, and Romanesque (I'm thinking of you @VNwalking ;))...
  9. N

    Anyone know what these are?

    There are several of them just as you are starting to leave Sarria... Thanks!
  10. AJGuillaume

    Seeing the Altamira Cave & Museum from Santillana del Mar

    We are staying one extra night in Santillana del Mar so that we can attempt to visit the Altamira Cave and Museum. We undertsand that it would be a visit of the replica cave. From Google maps, it looks like it is only 30 minutes walk away. We will be there on a Wednesday in September 2018. We...
  11. SafariGirl

    Albergue at Eunate

    Hola, Could anyone tell me if the albergue beside the church at Eunate is still open please? I'm currently in Undués and was planning to stop there but have just read a post from 2015 saying it's no longer open. ¿Cualquiera puede ayudarme? ¡Gracias! :-)
  12. jgpryde

    LIVE from the Camino Boot Shrines?

    Can someone shed light on the mystery shoe(s) left as shrines on top of waymarks? Here are just two examples of anti have passed along the way. Boot Shrine 1 by jgpryde posted May 26, 2017 at 8:21 AM Boot Shrine 2 by jgpryde posted May 26, 2017 at 8:21 AM This last one, on the way to Villar...
  13. notion900

    Wonderful museum in Aldea del Cano

    I saw a notice in the public albergue about a private ethnography museum in Aldea del Cano, the Museo the Oficios and Tradiciones and set off to look for it. It was a little bit hard to find, in a private house in Calle Real (look for the round stone planters with flowers in - former horse...
  14. peregrina2000

    Lost & Found If you walk through Granada and want to see the Alhambra

    Note from mod — I have deleted this first post, because it describes a long and confusing process that is apparently now totally corrected. But there is still good info on this thread about buying tickets and entering the Alhambra.
  15. Coleen Clark

    Unburdening Point on the Portuguese?

    Camino Frances has Cruz de Ferro, where you leave the symbolic stone that carries all your burdens. I loved that part of my Camino, it was a high point. Now in August I will walk the Camino Portuguese, and I'm wondering if there is a like feature on this or any other route to Santiago? I've seen...
  16. CJ Williams

    Santa María De Eunate (april 2017 Update)

    Good morning everyone: I am starting a new thread here for updates about the re-opening of Santa María de Eunate. On Wednesday I will post information for everyone concerning the hours when the church will be open for visits and the changes that are coming. Subscribe to this thread if you...
  17. ouroboros

    Drought in Galicia: Portomarin ruins emerging

    This is Portomarin in Spain, through which we walked on the Camino de Santiago over that scary bridge in the distance...notice its two levels. Portomarin was flooded during Franco's era and rebuilt further above water level, hence the bizarre bridge. Camino pilgrims on the Frances route are in...
  18. peregrina2000

    Peace Museum in Gernika/Guernica?

    Has anyone visited the Peace Museum in Gernika? Can you describe how much of it is dedicated to the bombing and the Spanish Civil War? The web site gave me the impression that there isn't much. Thanks. Buen camino, Laurie
  19. scruffy1

    Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People)

    Before my upcomming assault on Santiago, I am going through my old albums, yes I love photo albums and...ah...well...that is...easy lad, cannot appreciate Picasa or other attempts at electronic photo storage. This popped up: the Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of Galician People). Always full of...
  20. CJ Williams

    News regarding Santa María de Eunate

    Good morning everyone! Gosh, I haven't posted anything in a very long time, and I have been largely invisible on the forums... lots of changes, challenges and transitions going on in my life! ;) I'm here today to share with you all one of the biggest and happiest of changes that has recently...