St John in Portomarin

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I particularly wanted to see the Church of St John in Portomarin and we decided to stop there on the journey from Monforte de Lemos to Lugo. Monforte is a wonderful stop for a few days, but it was time … Continued

Parks in Monforte de Lemos

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There are two main parks in Monforte de Lemos, both along the River Cabe, magnolia trees line the roads in the town centre and there are plants on balconies. Monforte has many green spaces and corners, and apparently there are … Continued

The Parador of Monforte de Lemos

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Today the Monastery of San Vicente is a luxury hotel, the Parador of Monforte de Lemos. It is surrounded by the remains of the Castle of Monforte, and the Ducal Palace. The complex of buildings, including a Church, is on … Continued

San Estevo de Ribas de Sil

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San Estevo de Ribas de Sil is spectacular! The Monastery which was first established before the 10C and stands isolated on a steep hillside above the River Sil. It is the area known as the Ribeira Sacra, a countryside of … Continued

Museums and Art Galleries in Monforte de Lemos

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I was keen to visit two of the museums and art galleries in Monforte de Lemos and we found the Tourist Office in Monforte de Lemos very helpful with information. Armed with one of their maps, we set off to … Continued

Romanesque Monasteries and Churches near Chantada

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I had read of several interesting Romanesque Monasteries and Churches near Chantada, a town which is north of Monforte de Lemos and on the far side of the Minho River. It was an overcast day, but it was not cold … Continued

Two days in Villafranca del Bierzo

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Villafranca del Bierzo, on the Camino de Santiago, is a wonderfully peaceful little town in the hills in the East of Léon in Northern Spain. If you only have two days in the town then do see these sights.

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