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Somewhere in Western Galicia

Camino(s) past & future
First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
Can anyone help me identify this imposing building? In the middle of nowhere, as I recall..... Picture snapped from a speeding bus en route from Finisterre to Muxia, back in September 2012.

I'm fairly sure that it's not on any of the walked routes.

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natefaith

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Sarria-Santiago (2009)
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Camino(s) past & future
First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
Looks like this might be it?

And their website in English: https://hostelmonasteriodemoraime.com/en/nuestra-historia

Nailed it. Quick work!! Many thanks.

It does in fact appear on the Muxia-Olveiroa walk in my 2014 Brierley guide to the Camino Finisterre. "The original monastery established by Benedictine monks gave rise to the name 'land of monks' - Mongia or Muxia." (p. 88)
 
Camino(s) past & future
First one in 1977 by train. Many since then by foot. Next one ASAP.
Looks like this might be it?

And their website in English: https://hostelmonasteriodemoraime.com/en/nuestra-historia
Looked at the albergue website! Yummy! Just the kind of place I love to discover... BUT -- it also looks to me like just the sort of place that might go out of business in consequence of the current crisis. Hope not!
 

natefaith

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It does in fact appear on the Muxia-Olveiroa walk in my 2014 Brierley guide to the Camino Finisterre. "The original monastery established by Benedictine monks gave rise to the name 'land of monks' - Mongia or Muxia." (p. 88)
Interesting! I didn't know what Muxia meant!

By the way, in your photo the conjunto (set, ensemble) of buildings looked like a monastery, so I googled, "monasterio entre Fisterra y Muxia" and this was the first thing that came up. I'm glad it worked out. :)
 

Pelegrin

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Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
Interesting! I didn't know what Muxia meant!

By the way, in your photo the conjunto (set, ensemble) of buildings looked like a monastery, so I googled, "monasterio entre Fisterra y Muxia" and this was the first thing that came up. I'm glad it worked out. :)
Good !!
I thought that it was a pazo (palace).
 

natefaith

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Good !!
I thought that it was a pazo (palace).
Oh yes, good thought! We could keep that in mind for future searches :).

@Pelegrin since you're Spanish, what other types of places are common to Spain?
Monasterio
Pazo
Hermita


What other terms can you advise us on, that we can use when we need to search to find the name and location of a mystery place?
 
Camino(s) past & future
2013-14 CF
2015-16 CP Porto
2017 CP Lisbon, Ingles
2018 San Salvador
2019 CM, Primitivo, Ingles
Can anyone help me identify this imposing building? In the middle of nowhere, as I recall..... Picture snapped from a speeding bus en route from Finisterre to Muxia, back in September 2012.

I'm fairly sure that it's not on any of the walked routes.

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Church of San Julián de Moraime - we actually did walk by it on our walk back to Santiago from Muxia in 2016 - and saw the bus go by on AC-440. It is right outside of Muxia, in Moraime. I have several pictures of the church. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_San_Xulián_de_Moraime
 

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Felice

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Camino(s) past & future
SJPP to Santiago Sept 2014
This was the dovecote(?) in June 2015.
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Interesting to compare it to the picture on the caminodosfarros website, where it looks a lot more derelict.

In June 2015, I passed by on my way to Muxia. The place was shut, with some works going on inside.
 

David Tallan

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Camino(s) past & future
Frances (1989 and 2016), Portugues - from Porto (2018)
Oh yes, good thought! We could keep that in mind for future searches :).

@Pelegrin since you're Spanish, what other types of places are common to Spain?
Monasterio
Pazo
Hermita


What other terms can you advise us on, that we can use when we need to search to find the name and location of a mystery place?
Iglesia?
 

Pelegrin

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
Oh yes, good thought! We could keep that in mind for future searches :).

@Pelegrin since you're Spanish, what other types of places are common to Spain?
Monasterio
Pazo
Hermita


What other terms can you advise us on, that we can use when we need to search to find the name and location of a mystery place?
Not including Catalan and Basque terms, only Spanish/Galician, for buildings:

Monasterio/Mosteiro
Palacio/Pazo
Ermita/Ermida
Capilla/Capela
Castillo/Castelo
Iglesia/Igrexa, Eirexe
 

Pelegrin

Veteran Member
Camino(s) past & future
Primitivo June 2013
SJPP - Logroño June 2014
Ingles July2016
Not including Catalan and Basque terms, only Spanish/Galician, for buildings:
Monasterio/Mosteiro
Palacio/Pazo
Ermita/Ermida
Capilla/Capela
Castillo/Castelo
Iglesia/Igrexa, Eirexe
The Galician names are also valid in Portugal, except:
Pazo/Palácio
Igrexa/Igreja
 

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