The Park of San Francisco in Oviedo

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I only had three days in Oviedo but wanted to see as many parks and green spaces as I could in that time. I visited parks in all the Spanish cities in which we stayed and I think the beautiful … Continued

The Market in Oviedo

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Markets are always fascinating places! The market in Oviedo is in the Covered Market in the centre of the old town, but there is also an outdoor market around the corner. The Mercado El Fontan I saw the Mercado El … Continued

The road from Ribadeo to Oviedo

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We set off from Ribadeo after a few restful and interesting days. The weather had been good but we started our journey to Oviedo in the pouring rain under grey skies. We nevertheless planned to visit Castro de Coana, Luarca … Continued

Layers of time in Ribadeo

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Ribadeo is on the River Eo, just a short distance from the sea, and on the border between Galicia and Asturias. We only had two and a half days in the town and so I had just a glimmering of … Continued

Ribadeo on the River Eo

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Ribadeo lies on the River Eo, the border between Galicia and Asturias, and just yards away from the sea. People have been here probably for thousands of years, living from both the land and the water, and trading from the … Continued

The road from Lugo to Ribadeo

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We decided to leave Lugo early and squeeze in a few days sitting in the Parador at Ribadeo. This would allow the less mobile member of the party to sit in more salubrious conditions than the rather scruffy and less … Continued

A walk in Lugo

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We stayed in an AirBnB near the Puerta San Pedro in Lugo from which it was easy to walk into the town and explore. In an historic town like Lugo you can just wander through the streets from one site … Continued

Parks in Lugo in Spain

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There are several parks in Lugo as well as gardens and green spaces but I only spent three days in the town and so time for exploring was very limited. Nevertheless I managed to visit a few parks in Lugo.

The Roman Walls of Lugo

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The Roman walls of Lugo date from the 4C and have seventy one towers and ten gates, and are c.2kms in circumference. Lugo is the only city in the world where the Roman walls are complete. We had been travelling … Continued

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