Final day in Santiago and probably last post until we’re back in Maine. After a huge Parador breakfast we walked over by the university to meet Ivar Rekve, who maintains the fabulous English language forum, www.caminodesantiago.me
The statues above are of course Santiago and San Millán, busily fighting to thrash the moors many hundred years after their deaths. We went into the choir, behind the altar and here is the main Retalbo from the back.
After lunch and a siesta, we went to the Necropolis tour under the cathedral. There were numerous Roman graves discovered around 50 years ago. While on the basement you can see multiple levels of constriction. The lowest is Roman, the middle is medieval and the top is 12th century. You can see the mason’s mark.