Paseo do Monte Boi in Baiona
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
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.
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 Parador in Baiona, Conde de Gondomar, is a magical place to stay for a few days – an elegant hotel inside the walls of the old Fortress of Monterreal, and on a promontory in a bay.
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
On Day 2 of Travel in Spain I opened the window on another hot day.
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
I have been in Spain – Galicia to be more precise! Easyjet took us from Gatwick to Porto and in the early afternoon we took the road from Porto to Baiona, up the Portuguese coast and along an empty motorway to Spain.