There were few signs of the early building apart from a low crypt. The structure was very Gothic, with a really elaborate carved wooden altar screen from the Baroque era. In a sheltered area outside was a pilgrims' cemetery.
Up bright and early this mornng to catch the 8.30 bus to Ponferrada via Leon. The first part pf the journey was spectacular, with the motorway streaking through the mountains, over viaducts and through tunnels, with frequent warnings about accident black spots. You need to have a clear head to drive at speed on these roads, with a steep drop on one side into the valley below. On our left was the sharp pointed peaks of the Picos de Europa NP.
The road from Leon was much more boring: much nicer on foot than on a bus. I could remember bits from last year, and we saw several pilgrims making their way along the Camino when it came close to the road. There was a thunderstorm as we approached Ponferrada. Hope this isn't the end of the good weather!