The Cathedral of Leon

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We settled into a very comfortable AirBnB just ten minutes from the centre of ‘old’ Léon – comfortable beds, hot water, good cooking facilities, chairs, and fast wifi – and set off to begin our week in the city with … Continued

Our road from Potes to Leon

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I was sad to leave the area of Potes; we had spent only four very enjoyable nights in the nearby village of Cambarco, in good weather, and I loved it. The scenery was grand, the air smelt good, it was … Continued

Lebena & Frama and churches 1,000 years old

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At the Monastery at San Toribio I saw a map with the names of monasteries and churches in the surrounding areas. We were staying in Cambarco and nearby there were important monasteries, so off we went to explore! Lebeña and … Continued

Romanesque Church near Potes in the Picos

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Santa Maria Real de Piasca is a Romanesque Church near Potes in the Picos de Europa. There seemed to be many churches, monasteries, and hermitages in the area around Potes and we had time to visit three.

The Mediaeval town of Potes in the Picos de Europa

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Potes is a small town in the far east of the Picos de Europa Natural Park in northern Spain. It lies in a valley with two rivers running through the town: the Quiviesa, and the main river, the Deva. Potes was an … Continued

The road from Santander to Potes

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We had travelled to Santander on the Ferry from Portsmouth – a relaxed and easy journey with a comfortable stay overnight in Santander. Now we were ready to set out! The road from Santander to Potes is good and not … Continued

Travelling to Northern Spain

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We were travelling to Northern Spain by Ferry, but instead of leaving from Portsmouth as planned we were diverted to Plymouth and so the trip started with a long drive. Fortunately it was an uneventful drive and the weather when … Continued

Tui to Porto by road

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A wonderful time in Galicia was over all too quickly. We crossed the bridge into Portugal and headed for Porto Airport, and London.

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