After a hearty buffet breakfast, we emerged from the hotel to an overcast but warm morning …. and the sound of Galician bagpipes! 

We strolled across the old part of the city to the Mercado de Abastos which is the municipal market where the stalls held such delicacies as Padrón, cheeses, pulpo (octopus), lots of fresh seafood, meats, and locally produced vegetables.  We bought four scallop shells (which are the symbol of the pilgrims of the Camino) and sat down for coffee outisde San Fiz de Solovio, the oldest church in the city. 

By now the sun was out so we headed for the main square,  Praza de Obradoiro,  for more views of the Cathedral as well as the Hostal dos Reyes Catolicos which is now an extremely elegant five-star Parador. 

During the evening, we strolled back up Ruá do Franco, one of the main pedestrianised streets, to some of the many tapas bars for a selection of fine wines and tapas, followed by ice-cream and coffee.  What a pleasant day!

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