Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Stop #26: Santiago de Compostela, Spain is the main attraction along the pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago, the camino francés, which crosses the Pyrenees from France and heads west across northern Spain.  The city’s Cathedral is very impressive, although it was under construction/renovation when we visited.  Santiago de Compostela has more than 4.5 […]

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Lugo, Spain

Stop 25: Lugo is Galicia’s oldest provincial capital most noted for its 1.5 mil) Roman wall with 71 towers.  The walls are 33-49 feet high. The third century walls are protected as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Cathedral in the background of the cover photo is a mixture of Romanesque, Gothic, baroque, and neoclassical […]

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Segovia, Spain

Stop #19: In the middle of the plains, Segovia pops out the middle of nowhere with yellow orange stone buildings and Roman and medieval monuments.  Segovia has a long history with Romans, Moors, and Christians all living here.  Isabella the Catholic (married to Ferdinand of Aragón), was crowned queen of Castile here. Segovia’s castle (the […]

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