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Almuerzo en Monasterio de San Martín Pinario

March 22, 2015


vino tinto

vino tinto

The church of the Monasterio de San Martín Pinario is now a museum.

A much larger building facing Catedral de Santiago has its doors wide open, open times displayed, and yet when you walk in, told it is not open to the public.

There is though another entrance.

This leads to a vey impressive hotel, and yet only a one star Pension.

Leading off from the cloisters, the Refectory, now serving food.

  1. caldo Gallego
  2. escalope de cerdo con ensalada
  3. manzano asado

Galican broth (potatoes and vegetables), escalope of pork with salad and chips, with baked apple as dessert.

The broth was a meal in itself. An alternative starter octopus and potatoes, portion size sufficient for a main meal.

Served with bread, a bottle of red wine and  a large bottle of water

Followed by coffee or tea.

Monasterio de San Martín Pinario

March 19, 2015
Monasterio de San Martín  Pinario

Monasterio de San Martín Pinario

Built between IX and XIX centuries, Monasterio de San Martín  Pinario, illustrates the wealth of monasteries. Even the entrance doors have gold leaf.

Leading off the main aisle, impressive side chapels.

The choir stalls carved walnut.

The church is now a museum.It contains a printing press and wood blocks used for printing.

Where did the monks go? Where did all the wealth go?

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