The Parador in Cambados

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The Parador in Cambados is in the Pazo de Bazan Manor House which provides a grand, but also intimate welcome. Don Pedro Bazán de Torres built his grand home in the 17C and the family continued there until the 20C. … Continued

Pontevedra in Galicia

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It was another fine day in Baiona and it was time to move on, over the Ria de Vigo to Pontevedra in Galicia, en route to our destination for the night, Cambados.

Paseo do Monte Boi in Baiona

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In late 2014 I acquired a DSLR camera for the first time an embarked on an evening class at Morley College. It was one of the best things I have ever done. The course was excellent and I still hear … Continued

A day trip from Baiona

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You can make an interesting day trip from Baiona down the coast to Oia, A Guarda, and the Castro of Santa Tecla. Then return on the inland road. We had lovely weather and it was a fascinating day.

Cathedral of Santander

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The Parador Gil Blas in Santillana del Mar is extremely comfortable and we enjoyed two nights there. The town is very pretty and from there it is easy to visit Altamira and Suances. Now we planned to visit the Cathedral … Continued

Altamira near Santillana del Mar

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I have always wanted to see the cave paintings at Altamira near Santillana del Mar. On our last day we visited the museum and then spent an hour at nearby Suances, on the sea.

Santillana del Mar

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Santillana del Mar was our last stop before taking the ferry back to the UK. It is a very pretty and historic town and a most enjoyable way in which to end a long trip in Spain. Follow my blog … Continued

Baiona in Galicia

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The town of Baiona in Galicia has a long and very varied history! We only had two days so it was a very brief ‘dip’ into the area and its history.

The Cathedral in Santillana del Mar

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The Cathedral in Santillana del Mar is astonishing! The town is a short hop from Santander and a busy tourist town. But wander down the high street and suddenly you arrive at a Cathedral!

The road from Oviedo to Santillana del Mar

A wonderful visit to Northern Spain, exploring towns, villages and back roads, was coming to a close. Three days in Oviedo just wasn’t enough but it was time to move on. We decided our road from Oviedo to Santillana del … Continued

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