Thursday, November 10th, we took a morning flight to Santiago de Compostela in the north of Spain, in Galicia.
We walked around the city a little bit before finding our hostel. We dropped off our stuff before going to the pilgrimage museum that had all different artifacts from the Camino de Santiago, one of the three largest pilgrimages in the world. We learned a lot which was very helpful because for my culture class, we have to write a final paper and mine is going to about the pilgrimage.
On Friday morning, we started the day by going to the big cathedral in town and the museums around it. The first one we went into taught us about all of the statues that are around the Portada (a Portada is the Spanish word for the door and all of the decorations around the door). The next part of the museum had all sorts of history about the cathedral, statues of Santiago, and parts of the original cathedral. We went inside the actual cathedral and I took photos and videos. At the entrance, there is a statue of Santiago and every pilgrim in history has kissed the back of his neck or touched it.
Afterwards, we walked behind our hostel and found an old market place that was made of many old stone buildings and another big stone cathedral. We walked through the old town and found ourselves on the other side of the valley and by a monastery. We explored a park before heading back to the cathedral to take pictures of the sunset.