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Camino de Santiago
21 Octubre 2010

CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
THE TRIP
On Thursday the 21st of October, at 8.00 in the morning we took a bus from the school to A Coruña and Santiago.  We were all very excited. The trip was too long for us but we liked it a lot. In the bus we talked, watched a film and some children slept a bit and every 3 hours we  stopped to eat, play and go to the toilet.

When we arrived, first we went to the Tower of Hercules and I liked it very much and we walked up the two hundred and  some stairs.

Up we saw a lot of things, the cannons, the biggest ones in Europe and the Acquarium, etc.

Then we got on the bus again to go to the refuge whose name is Monte do Gozo.

The next day we went to Santiago with a tourist guide and her name was Isabel and she showed us la Iglesias de los Fransicanos, the Cathedral, the City Hall, el Parador de los Reyes Católicos, the University of Fonseca. Then we walked 14 km. and we went thought the Puerta Santa to mass. It was a pity we didn´t see the Botafumeiro.

I would have liked to see it because they say it is spectacular.

On our way back to school, we stopped in the Park where there are pictures made on the walls and it was very nice.

Then when we arrived in Bilbao, I was happy and sad at the same time.

Pablo Navarro.


THE CATHEDRAL

Hello, my name is Celia and we went with 3 teachers and 3 big  children to Santiago of Compostela. The most beautiful thing for me is the Cathedral, because we hugged the Apostle Santiago.. We saw the urn with his remains, I observed the mark of the five fingers that the pilgrims have left for over  years. We saw the confessional booths as well. But the thing that shooked me is the fat rope that hold the censer: the one thing I didn´t like at all were the scaffoldings that are there because  they are painting the ceiling of the church because of the Pope upcoming arrival.

Celia Nistal



THE HERCULES TOWER
The most beautiful thing  on the trip to Santiago de Compostela was the Hercules Tower. We had to climb two hundred and thirty four steps, and when we were up on the top of the tower, in a balcony, we could see the San Pedro´s canon. This canon threw eight hundred and five kilos bullets.

Hercules Tower is sixty eight meters high, and  under the tower people say that the head and the shinbone of the Giant Gerion are buried, who was beaten by Hercules.

The Hercules Tower was built by the Romans in second century A.C.

Natalia


Como colegio confesional católico, decidimos hacer un viaje a Santiago de Compostela en este Año Jacobeo.

El primer día, salimos de Bilbao hacia La Coruña, a cuyo puerto llegaban en barco los peregrinos procedentes de Inglaterra. Allí visitamos la Torre de Hércules, que es el único faro romano del s. II que sigue en funcionamiento y fue declarado Patrimonio de la Humanidad en 2009. Pernoctamos en el Monte del Gozo.
 
Al día siguiente, nos convertimos en pequeños peregrinos y anduvimos desde Lavacolla, por el Camino de Santiago, unos 14 km. hasta la Catedral.

Pasamos por la Puerta Santa, le dimos el abrazo al Apóstol, vimos la cripta donde descansan sus restos en una pequeña urna de plata y oímos la Misa del Peregrino.

Hicimos un recorrido por  la ciudad estudiantil con un guía que nos contó muchas leyendas y anécdotas.
 
El último día fuimos a Betanzos y allí disfrutamos viendo el “Parque del pasatiempo”, que es un jardín  enciclopédico creado en 1893 por unos emigrantes de este pueblo, los hermanos García Naveira,  para entretener y enseñar monumentos y curiosidades del mundo a sus paisanos.
Volvimos muy contentos y algunos con el deseo de hacer el camino completo cuando sean mayores, ¿será en el 2021?


Araceli y Santi, unos peregrinos que coincidieron con los chicos en el camino, nos envían el siguiente correo y nos envían las tres fotos que veis
Hola
Adjunto fotos de vuestros amables alumnos, los cuales nos hicieron un agradable y divertida compañía por el camino
Salut
Araceli Lomares & Santi

 
 
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