The last day in Cambados began slowly with another lovely breakfast, consisting mainly of fruit, and then we set off to explore San Tomé and Cambados itself. To my delight there was a market in full swing, just down the road from the Parador!
Cambados has been inhabited for a long time. The Celts settled in the area now called Galicia in the first millennium BC, and their artifacts have been found in the hills surrounding Cambados. Apparently the Phoenicians also settled in around the … Continued
We left Ribeira to drive along the Ria de Noia. The weather was deteriorating and visibility was restricted – not quite what I had in mind – and then we saw a signpost for Castro de Baroña and stopped to look. … Continued
In the evenings and early mornings I explored with the Canon 600D DSLR camera (with which I have just completed the first six weeks of a course) around the Parador Conde de Gondomar (what a wonderful name) and Monte Boi. … Continued
Guarda Guarda stretches down the hillsides to its harbour on the Atlantic sea. We only stopped for a brief look, coffee, and a chat with the bartender, but I would like to return. The town has a long history, with invasions … Continued
The Tourist Office is very helpful and provided the map below. The town was interesting but did not seem particularly concerned about its past, although several buildings were being renovated. People were friendly and I found a jeweller who replaced … Continued
The Fortress of Monterreal in Baiona stands on a rocky promontory, Monte Boi, and it is also known as the Gondomar Castle and Ox Hill Fortress, apparently. The promontory juts out into the bay and in the past has been occupied … Continued