FUN-travel: Northern Spain – Cangas de Onis to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

July 21, 2012 by  

Day 11 – Friday, July 20 – Cangas de Onis to Santiago de Compostela, Spain



Church of San Francisco

  • coffee is strong &  hot – best ever
  • nicest breakfast spread
  • beautiful scenic drive through Picos de Europa
  • Spain is very clean
  • Parador in Santiago is right on the plaza with the cathedral and most spectacular so far!
  • beautiful blue skies & warm
  • head out to old town – cute, cute, cute!
  • 6 pm Happy Hour
  • found my purse – not stolen!
  • stroll thru narrow streets
  • dinner @ 8 – mussels, scallops, sardines & wine
  • O Beiro Vinoteca – nice wine selection
  • room is pitch black – great for sleeping


  • 10:30 raining outside
  • 11:30 depart for Santiago & parador name on reservation is different than GPS
  • mountains shrouded in fog
  • Ford rental seats not very comfortable for 4 hr drive
  • can’t use Ipod & GPS at same timeada – car only has one plug
  • GPS freezes 20 miles out of town – no bueno!
  • set my things down @ happy hour bar to find Vinoteca – come back – no purse! (left in car when parking)

Old Town

FF (FUN-fact) – This is a most magical city and far from any other major city. For more than 1000 years pilgrims have trekked here to see the glorious cathedral. Our parador was the Hospital of the Catholic Monarchs.