Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Scallop shell trail marker in the road marks the route for the Camino de Santiago.  This ancient pilgrimage trail leads across northern Spain and the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, (where the apostle St. James is supposedly buried), is the final destination for many of the pilgrims and hikers.

One of many churches in the old city

Santiago and Galicia are so rainy that there is moss growing on all the old buildings, walls and churches.

Typically gray Santiago

In Galicia, the majority of the street signs are not in Spanish, but are in Gallego, the local language that is somewhat similar to Portugese and is older than the nation of Spain.

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