I’ll give you just one guess on what you’ll see the most along the Camino Frances besides Pilgrims. Hint: you’re walking a pilgrimage. So yeah, churches and religious items are definitely plentiful along The Way. Oddly enough, though, it can be hard to find a church that’s actually open. They can have strange opening times, they have siesta time, and some of them don’t open at all. It could be rather frustrating – I once even hopped a wall to get a closer look at a closed church. But when you do get to go in one, they were a mix. Some were underwhelming. Others pissed me off (church in Navarette was just horrifying in the amount of gilt it contained). Yet others had gorgeous architecture or were just plain cute and sweet. The simple country churches were my favorite.
Below are two sets of photos. The first set are pictures of various types of things you can expect to see inside a church – it can be pretty random! the second set are some of the churches you see along the Camino Frances – I tried to include a mix of city and country churches. I hope you enjoy!
What was your favorite Camino Frances church? What was the oddest or most interesting thing you saw?