LUGO – SAN ROMÁN DA RETORTA

 

Leaving the town through the Puerta de Santiago, the way leads to a Roman bridge over the river Miño and follows most of the time the Roman road. Unfortunately, it is an asphalt street now.

 

 

Roman bridge over the river Miño

Roman bridge over the river Miño

 

 

A peregrino filling his water bottle at a fountain

A peregrino filling his water bottle at a fountain

 

 

A backpack and a carryon at the same time- With the many asphalt roads, it makes even a little sense……

A backpack and a carryon at the same time- With the many asphalt roads, it makes even a little sense……

 

 

 

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In Galicia, there are crosses everywhere. Every hórreo (granary) has a cross on the roof. Crosses were used to ward off evil spirits.

 

 

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One other interesting remnant of the Roman times is a Roman road marker.

 

 

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San Roman de Retorta (12th century)

San Roman de Retorta (12th century)

 

Unfortunately, my right knee started to hurt this day and I was happy to find a place to sleep in the albergue San Román da Retorta. Most of my pilgrim friends went to the next albergue, Ferreira de Negral, .

 

 

Taberna Don Jaime with a hórreo

Taberna Don Jaime with a hórreo