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Camino de Santiago Day Twenty-three

León to Villadangos del Páramo

After the mass last night, at the León Cathedral, we stayed out to enjoy the evening. The Spanish culture is so social—everyone enjoying a paseo along the narrow streets and gathering around a drink and free tapas. The first place we stopped was right in front of the Cathedral.
At our last stop, we splurged and paid for the morcilla (tripe blood sausage on toast—surprisingly good) and vermut casero from Paco at La Bicha. His spicy chorizo on bread tapa was also great.

This morning we stumbled on the Saturday farmer's market. Beautiful produce, cured meats and cheeses, under colorful tents, and people connecting with one another.

We had breakfast looking at the Cathedral. It’s hard to get the three story structure in the picture. We took the audio tour and loved the descriptions of how and when it was built. 

The thirteenth century was a boom for architects and builders (see Pillars of the Earth). Coming out of the dark, thick walled Romanesque into t…