Plazas in Oviedo

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Beautiful plazas, or squares, link the streets in Oviedo. Sometimes they are bustling with people, sometimes peaceful, and sometimes deserted. They are always fascinating!

The Cathedral in Oviedo

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The Camino Primitivo, the original pilgrim route, started in Oviedo. The Camino Primitivo is apparently a difficult route of c.310kms through mountainous country, and it seems likely to me that it began from the Cathedral in Oviedo. The Cathedral is … 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

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

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

Lingering in Leon for a week

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I am reluctant to leave Léon, which is probably obvious! I was sad to leave after staying there for a week, and I am equally sad to stop talking about it and leave the photographs alone! However, I need to … Continued

The Monastery of San Pedro de Eslonza

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It had been a wonderful day visiting extraordinary monasteries in the countryside around Léon. As we were driving back I noticed a sign showing an historical site. In a spur of the moment decision I pulled off the road to … Continued

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