The Cathedral in Lugo

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The Cathedral of Santa Maria in Lugo is an imposing building in one corner of the old town, next to the Roman walls. Building started in the 12C and shows different architectural styles from the Romanesque to the Baroque. You … Continued

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

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

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

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.

The Monastery of San Clodio

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The clouds lifted and after walking around Ribadavia we visited the Monastery of San Clodio before returning to Tui. Some date the monastery to the 6C, others the 10C. Some say it was the Benedictine monks who established the monastery as a … Continued

Travel in Spain, Day 9, Ribadavia

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A misty start to the second-last day in Spain as we headed for Ribadavia, an old town on the Avia and Minho Rivers with its roots in Celtic and Roman times.

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