14km, 4h, from Amenal to Santiago de Compostela. Camino de Santiago Photo Gallery
This was our last walking day, we felt very happy to finally see Santiago, but also sad that our journey was already over. Time flies…
Amenal is at the bottom of a hill, so we started walking up for 2km. Another 2km flat, around the airport, and we reach Lavacolla. This is the place where pilgrims used washed themselves before reaching the holy-city.
From lavacolla, we walked the next 5km, slightly uphill, in the shade mostly, until we reached Monte Do Gozo, the mount of Joy, our first sight on the city of the apostle.
From Monte do Gozo, 2km downhill and we crossed the city to the historic centre and the Cathedral for the famous Pilgrim Mass.
The Pilgrim mass takes place everyday at 12pm and 5pm, and several thousands pilgrims meet for this unique event. The Bota Fumeiro (great ancensory) swang in the cathedral, the tomb of the appostle, etc…
We finish the day and our trek by celebratory dinner, with the famous Queimada (traditional Galician drink), and couple of Estrella Galicia beer!
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