Hi have you started walking ?
or maybe you have finished
If you begin in Leon , 20Km is very realistic, this could even include about 2 to 3 rest days if needed
mag oz (camino Dreamer ) Fresh air, rural life ., spanish food and people , simplicity
Los Caballeros de Santiago - Order of St James
Originally, this order consisted of Galician's who, by 1160, worried about the residence of the pilgrims on the road leading to Compostela. Some were canons, the others formed a laymen's brotherhood of knights.
Their military action began far from Santiago, because they were entrusted with the protection of Caceres, in Estremadura, only just reconquerred on the Muslims.
They then established an order of chivalry: Caballeros de la Espada, "Knights of the Sword" in memory of the sword of the apostle St James Matamoros.
In the 16th century, the Order became very powerful and possessed hundreds of commanderies, as many castles, around thirty convents, hospitals, two hundred churches, cities and villages, and the university in Salamanca. The seat of the order was established in Ucles, in the Province of Cuenca.
The order comprised several affiliated classes: canons, charged with the administration of the sacraments; canonesses, occupied with the service of pilgrims; religious knights living in community, and married knights. This right to marry and the mildness of the rule of the Canons of St. Augustine furthered the rapid spread of the order.
The Brothers wore the white mantle, with on the left-hand side of the breast a red cross terminating in a sword, which recalls their title de la Espada, and a shell which they owed to their connection with the pilgrimage of St. James.
The number of knights was then 400 and they could muster more than 1000 "lances" for their participation in the famous battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212 which terminated the domination of the Almohades.
In 1592, king Philippe II incorporated the Order to the Crown of Spain.
Since this time, the kings of Spain preserved the titles and the dignity of Grand Master and administrator of the order who is so placed under the protection of the crown.
De casualidad ... By chance
Este es uno de esos sitios que sólo encuentras por casualidad o porque ete lo ha recomendado un amigo de Santiago
No esperes lujos , pero si una comida riquísima en esta tasca
Inmejorables : los mejillones , la empanada de congrio , los calamares , los berberechos...
This is one of those sites that you find only by chance or because a Santiago friend recomends to you
This is one of these sites are only ete by chance or because a friend has recommended Santiago
Do not expect luxury, but a good meal in a "tasca"
Excellent: the mussels, the conger pie, squid, cockles ...
This is a very interesting visit to the cathedral. In it you will climb upstairs to the very top and have a guided tour around the cathedral walking on the roof, hearing the story of it and of all the surrounding buildings. Unfortunately when we did it was raining cats and dogs, but it was our last chance to do it and we faced it happily (with a good umbrella, of course!)
The most interesting story I heard was of the man in charge of the bells. As late as the mid 20th century he lived HERE (had a hut on the roof, by the main tower, and even had here his PIGS!!! Yes, he had cattles living here and he grew his own veggies and plants up here. He was a tailor as well, so people who wanted a suit had to come all the way up for him to take measures (No lift, sorry).
The Finisterre Extension !!
As I said in my Introduction, The Further West you walk --- The Better it Gets !! And this is most Noticeable if you do " The Finisterre Extension " to the " Camino de Santiago " It is approximately another 100k from Santiago de Compostela to the Light-House on Cape Finisterre and I would Really recommend this IF you have the time !! The Scenery is Fantastic, The Refugios are Wonderful, The People are Smashing and I think that it is an Excellent way to finish your walk !!!