First, a word of warning to pilgrims on the trail behind me (or in the future): do not assume that everything will be open on a Sunday just because you are in the largest city on the Camino. If you get into town on a Saturday afternoon, scurry about and get EVERYTHING done before the night is over. Doesn’t matter how tired you are. Holy smokes! Even for a holiday weekend this place is closed on Sundays! I needed a few more toiletries but I am S. O. L.
I also wasn’t able to visit the medieval basilica museum because they do guided tours only… and no English tours on Sundays (the guy at the desk wouldn’t even give me the option of the Spanish tours, just “come back tomorrow” — which of course won’t work).
That’s ok, I still had a lovely afternoon and stumbled upon something very important happening to the basilica… though I had no idea what was happening in the moment. I believe it’s this. Some photos and videos for you:
Geez, look at the sun damage on my face! I almost look my real age now. Ugh!
I digress. More cool scenes from Leon today:
And a reminder that my time in this city will also come to an end. Tomorrow I start walking again (after meeting Alison from Chester for dinner tonight — yes! I literally bumped into her on the street!).