The Hospedería San Martín Pinario seen from the apse, looking north, on the rooftop of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

The Hospedería San Martín Pinario seen from the apse, looking north, on the rooftop of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

On the rooftop tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, this is looking eastward from over the apse.

On the rooftop tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Spain, this is looking eastward from over the apse.

The Western Façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in the low light, just before dusk.

The Western Façade of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain in the low light, just before dusk.

As we rounded the apse and headed north on the roof of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, this view of the Seminario Mayor came into focus. It is a former monastery and present day hotel for pilgrims.

As we rounded the apse and headed north on the roof of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, this view of the Seminario Mayor came into focus. It is a former monastery and present day hotel for pilgrims.

A closer shot of the Eastern rooftop view. Here we were standing directly over the ambulatory, behind the choir of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

A closer shot of the Eastern rooftop view. Here we were standing directly over the ambulatory, behind the choir of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

A close-up of the restored western tower, on the rooftop tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

A close-up of the restored western tower, on the rooftop tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Plaza de la Quintana and the Puerta Santa to the right (St James sits atop the door), Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Plaza de la Quintana and the Puerta Santa to the right (St James sits atop the door), Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

As we rounded the roof to the East, and the Plaza de la Quintana, this is the view of the rooftops that we saw. Isn't this a glorious view from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela?

As we rounded the roof to the East, and the Plaza de la Quintana, this is the view of the rooftops that we saw. Isn't this a glorious view from the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela?

The final destination of the pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago is the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Here is the famous western façade where the pilgrim first enters at the end of his/her pilgrimage.

The final destination of the pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago is the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Here is the famous western façade where the pilgrim first enters at the end of his/her pilgrimage.

Clock Tower as seen from the center of the Cloister, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Clock Tower as seen from the center of the Cloister, Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

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