I walked around Santiago this morning, cheapest through a market and to see the massive cathedral. The others toured the cathedral but I just went to the pilgrims’ mass at noon which they do every day. Very impressive – gold backdrop, order about 16 priests in white with red sashes and shawls, a nun singing and a giant gold and silver incense burner which hangs from the ceiling about 12 stories high and swings over the audience. I bought a few souvenirs – saffron in the market. We’re having our celebratory dinner tonight and then some of us are going to Finisterre (the end of the world as it was known) to see the real end of the pilgrimage – at the sea. We ride the bus and can walk the last bit if we want.
Pictures from Santiago: