"Saint James of Compostela". The ancient pilgrimage centre became the third holiest site in Christendom in the 11th century, with pilgrims following the Camino de Santiago through France and Northern Spain to see the shrine of St James the Apostle. His bones were discovered at Compostela in 813 and a magnificent cathedral was built in 11th and 12th century to house them. An old medieval town also thrived to look after the pilgrims. The cathedral's facade and inner portico are apparently it's crowning glory but are under scaffolding. So here instead is a picture of the square where the pilgrims (then and now) ended their pilgrimage. The Cathedral museum also contains an extensive collection of tapestries.
Streets of old town
Separately we wandered up to the Museo do Pobo Galego (People of Galicia). Unfortunately none of the exhibitions were supported by English text. The tower of the old convent contained a staircase with 3 separate spirals - each thread went to a separate floor - who has the time to make these follies!!!