Ribadavia on the Mino River
We were staying in Tui and this was our second-last day in Spain. It was also a misty start to the day as we headed for Ribadavia on the Mino River. This old town has its roots in Celtic and Roman … Continued
The Cathedral of Santa Maria in Tui was built on a site where there has been a building used for Christian worship for many centuries. It is at the top of the hilltop town of Tui, overlooking the Mino river.
We spent our last two nights in Spain at Tui on the Mino River, which is also the border with Portugal.
I had of course heard of the Cathedral in Santiago, but didn’t know about this astonishing building. The original Benedictine Monastery of San Martín Pinario dates from 6C and is named for the pines (pignario) in which the buildings stood. Today’s buildings mainly date from … Continued
It was pouring with rain as we opened the curtains on our second day in the Santiago de Compostela. It wasn’t gentle English rain, but bucketloads of water running in rivers down the streets. Even a dash across the square … Continued
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostelo is the reputed burial place of St James the Great in the west of Galicia, in Northern Spain. It has been a pilgrim destination since its creation and it is still the final destination for … Continued
The Reyes Catolicos built a hostel for pilgrims in 1499 and today this is the Parador in Santiago de Compostela. The Catholic Kings, Isabella I of Castile and Ferdinand II of Aragon, commissioned the Hostal de los Reyes Catolicos to house pilgrims from … Continued
Ou last day was All Saints Day in Cambados and it began slowly with another lovely breakfast, consisting mainly of fruit. Then we set off to explore San Tomé and Cambados itself.
After a comfortable first night in the Parador we set off for a day trip from Cambados to explore the Ria de Arousa and the Ria de Noia, starting with the Natural Park of Corrubeda.