Portfolio Category: Camino Inglés

Pointing the Way

Just outside the town of Betanzos there is a nice waymark in the form of a pilgrim on the roof of a municipal building to guide the way. This is a prominent sight when looking up while climbing a small hill out of town; a picture that almost everybody who walks the Camino Inglés photographs.
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Sculpture Display

Along the route, just before we arrive at a very eclectic display of statuary, we pass a very tall statue of Santiago in pilgrim attire. This is a traditional place for photos of yourself or group along the Camino Inglés. The display of statues is somewhat bizarre and a definite diversion for you as you walk this…
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Iglesia de Santa Maria in Neda

The Iglesia de Santa Maria was built in the eighteenth century on the remains of another ancient temple called Santa María del Puerto. It was built in the Galician baroque style and is arranged in a Latin cross plan, with a single interior nave divided into three sections. The interior of this church emphasizes the greater altarpiece, of…
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San Martín de Xubia Monastery

The Monastery of San Martín de Xubia is a cluniac monastery complex, which went through different periods of splendor, being first an abbey, later a priory and ending up, after the disestablishment of 1836, as a simple church. It was founded by the Counts of Labor or Trastámara. It is a fine example of Galician…
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