Botafumeiro, Santiago de Compostela

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  • We were lucky to see the "botafumeiro" and how to fly it. It is very impressing, is a mandatory stop.
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  • Ancient tradition that lasts over time to remind you that once all that smoke and fire were used to disinfect the Church filled with pilgrims who also slept in it. Already to be seated on benches in the aisle and see you swinging over the head that big censer full of incense makes a certain effect, but eventually exclaim: "lovely hotel!"
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  • It literally means "spreader of smoke". La.Mision is purified by the burning of incense inside. Old cathedrals, housed the pilgrims who visited them. The smell of incense mitigated them bodily odors. When it is loaded with charcoal and incense weighs almost 100 pounds. Deftly handled it eight men called Tiraboleiros, making using pulleys and the law of the pendulum, it set up to almost reach the ceiling at an angle that exceeds 80 graphs and an arc of more than sixty metres. It has 17 swings. The original, of silver, was looted by the Napoleonic troops. The tradition is 800 years old.
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  • Tasting menú for 10€ was poor. Most of food like croquettes was frozen and reheated in microwaves. Quantities very small.
  • Unthinkable in a bar block you pass to exit the local waitress, and telling you that you've annoyed him to ask where was the toilet. And you have to eat something because it is not a public bath. It is rude and annoying to be treated well when they did not set any sign that the toilet was only for clients. Thing if you post are not entered. If I want to drink something take it and if you don't want that between say it but do not treat customers as well. With all the shame I spent up I asked and me nailed. There are a few scoundrels.
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  • La Atención, cod saladisimo, impossible to eat, I have to say that don't they claimed it ourselves, I asked another dish that I was offered and the chicken was bad... the delicious cheese cake. Of note are the clams.
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  • Small but charm, with wifi and menus of Pilgrim and the House, they also have letter in several languages, very friendly... and next to the Cathedral... I recommend the Caldo Gallego and the Octopus
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  • The veal chop were very very good other courts in order eat generally very tasty deduction there staff could be more friendly
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Where to stay in Santiago de Compostela

Lodging in the city's old district is the most scenic option. Some hotels even offer rooms in renovated historical buildings near the cathedral. Consider a stay in Monte do Gozo, a small town just outside the city that offers 2,000 beds to weary pilgrims.
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