Monforte de Lemos

The town of Monforte de Lemos is situated in the Val de Lemos, a vast undulating plain in the south of Lugo province, Galicia. Regarded …

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The Monastery of Montederramo

Nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de San Mamede mountain range in the province of Ourense, is the town of Montederramo. Like many inland …

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Castelo de Monterreal

The seaside town of Baiona (Bayona), on the west coast of Galicia, is a modern resort with a long history. The earliest settlement dates back …

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Who's a pretty girl?

My question is prompted by the recent discovery of photos I once thought lost; in particular, a comical snap of a dear companion. The picture …

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San Miguel de Montefurado

Ancient history indicates that the alluvial plains along the river Sil in Galicia were a rich source of gold. However; it wasn’t until the Roman …

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The Castle of Monterrey

The palace-fortress of Monterrey (O castello de Monterrei) occupies a commanding position on the outskirts of the city of Verín in the province of Ourense. During …

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Iglesia de San Juan

Portomarin is the most northerly town in the Ribeira Sacra: a region in Galicia famed for its excellent wine, historic heritage, and places of outstanding …

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5. The Aba Sacra train

Many regions in Spain offer tourists the opportunity to follow a Ruta del Vino but only one will transport you through an extreme environment of …

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6. Fade to grey

Have you ever wondered why so many Spaniards choose Galicia to spend their summer vacation? Imagine if you will; long, hot days, comfortably warm evenings, …

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The valley of the river Sil

Hidden deep within the Galician countryside is one of the oldest Christian monasteries in Spain, San Pedro de Rocas (St. Peter of the Rocks). Its …

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