Camino Videos

Santiago Cathedral Botafumeiro

The video below shows the Botafumeiro in action during one of the pilgrims masses. The Santiago de Compostela Botafumeiro is the largest censer in the world, weighing 80 kg and measuring 1.60 m in height. It is normally on exhibition in the library of the cathedral, but during certain important religious events it is attached to the pulley mechanism and filled with 40 kg of charcoal and incense. In the Jubilee Years, whenever St James's Day falls on a Sunday, the Botafumeiro is also attached in all the Pilgrims' Masses. Eight red-robed tiraboleiros pull the ropes and bring it into a [...]

2009-07-13T11:10:23+00:00 July 13th, 2009|Camino Videos|0 Comments

Sarria to Santiago de Compostela – Last Section of the Camino Frances

This video was produced by the Spanish Tourist Board that looks after the area around Galicia where all the Caminos to Santiago finish at Santiago de Compostela.  You can, however, keep walking to what was known as the "end of the world" at Cape Finisterre.  Most pilgrims would at least get the bus to Finisterre to watch the sunset and close their Camino. This is a short video, only about two minutes, of the last part of the Camino Frances, Sarria to Santiago de Compostela, also know as the French route.  It brings back good memories for me.  One year I [...]

2017-03-31T14:17:45+00:00 January 8th, 2008|Camino Videos|3 Comments