Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week – September 30, 2012

This remarkable shot of the cathedral in Santiago was taken this 24th of July, on the eve of Santiago’s feast day. Photographer Michael Matynka, founder of, has taken a number of stunning pictures of the different routes of the camino, where he has walked annually since 2003. Matynka, who holds a BFA in photography from Ohio State University, launched his mobile app guide service in 2012 as a way to provide up to date information to pilgrims.

Says Matynka of this picture:

If there is anywhere in the world to be on the 24th of July, it is the Plaza Obradoiro in Santiago.

Camino de Santiago Photo of the Week Archive

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