A large incense ball called the Botafumeiro swings over the heads of awe-struck pilgrims.
Its size and weight requires six priests to pull ropes to move the silver ball across the width of the cathedral. Joy and sadness is felt as travelers exchange the last fleeting glances with their momentary friends.
If You Go
Pilgrimage to Santiago
Janet Feduck is a life long traveler whose “base camp” is in Elora, north of Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her passion is to travel the world in a very adventurous way and inspire others to step out as well. She has visited remote corners of 33 countries on this amazing earth.