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Church of San Martiño de Noia Full review
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Wonderful Experience : Beautiful church in perfect condition. The walk around the square is obligatory if you visit Noya, and the church inside is a jewel. It's in the middle of town. On the back the pedestrian streets are full of shops, on the weekend there are many people walking.

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Cathedral of Mondoñedo Full review
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incredible tour..: We traveled recently Spain..it was incredible! We stayed in the most beautiful hotels,and visited many different locations. We were impressed with the TLC every step of the way. We didn't have a worry about anything leaving all that up to our fantastic guide. Our bus driver was so sweet and a fantastic driver.We loved the Prado museum. So many interesting works of art. Our guide was so knowledgea…
The Cathedral of Mondoñedo is the Roman Catholic cathedral in the town of Mondoñedo, region of Gali… [..]

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Monasteries along the junction of rivers Minho and Sil Full review
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Brilliant Place : In the heart of the Ribeira Sacra region, a uniquely beautiful natural area in inland Galicia that is home to the Miño and Sil rivers, concealed within a great cloak of green woods, stands Santo Estevo Monastery, which has been converted into a beautiful Parador.

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Roman walls of Lugo Full review
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A fascinating walk into the history : We enjoyed walking the circle and getting a good glimpse of the city. The cobbled streets and the amazing views of the old city of Lugo, picturesque to say the best. An amazing walk right after breakfast through fully intact Roman culture and history. The Roman walls were built in the 3rd century, which is still well intact. A walk that is highly recommended.
The Roman walls of Lugo were constructed in the 3rd century and are still largely intact today, st… [..]

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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela Full review
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The trip was outstanding: The trip was outstanding in every respect! So many "special events," with all details managed to perfection. The pace was brisk, but paid dividends. It was amazing that we were able to see so much of Spain during the week. as well as the local guides, were excellent!..justt loved it ..
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is part of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago de C… [..]

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Praza do Obradoiro, square Full review
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Nice Experience : This immense square in front of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is an obligatory stop for all pilgrims or visitors. Very large, it gives the size of the number of people that goes to this city. Great place indeed.
Praza do Obradoiro is main square of the Santiago de Compostela old town, although not placed at t… [..]

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Church of San Pedro Fiz do Hospital Full review
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Worth Visiting: This church is an excellent example of a Romanesque style of architecture. It has a stunning and eye-catching facade, and the surroundings are quite scenic. One can find beautiful images and furniture in the sacristy. You'll love visiting this small church set in a tranquil atmosphere.

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Monastery of San Lourenzo de Carboeiro Full review
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A hidden gem in the woods: Another architectural wonder of the late Romanesque. The entry fees for this site are about 1.5 euros. This is a rundown monastery has exceptional interiors. The monastery is over 1000 years old and didn't need a guide to walk us through this place. All through the site is a must visit, it needs to be conserved well.
The Monastery of San Lourenzo de Carboeiro is one of the most outstanding architectural works of th… [..]

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Monastery of Santa María de Oseira Full review
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Brilliant Place : If you are walking the Via de la Plata, it is worth your time to make the effort to visit Oseira. The albergue and services there are rather basic, so you may want to use Cea as a base and do a day hike there, for mass or vespers if you are so inclined, or perhaps for a tour of the grounds and the library.
The monastery of Oseira is a Trappist monastery in Galicia, Spain. It is known in Galician as Moste… [..]

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Castro de Baroña, fort Full review
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A MAGICAL PLACE : A month ago we went to visit of Castro de Baron,Fort. Believe me this place looks like HEAVEN because this place is sooooo beautiful and charming. this place is filled with beautiful hills and valleys. if you like this type of places, i think you should definitely go here once
The Castro de Baroña is a fort located in the parish of Baroña, a municipality of Porto do Son in t… [..]

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Ourense Cathedral Full review
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We couldn't stop but admire the artistic beauty of this cathedral: This Roman Catholic church has a history that is almost 8 centuries old. We took the audio tour around the premises, it was totally educative and well worth it. The cathedral itself is quite impressive and has a stunning chapel inside with gold carving and wood. We were mesmerized looking at the details.
Ourense Cathedral is a Roman Catholic church located in Ourense in northwestern Spain. Dedicated t… [..]

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Monastery of San Pedro de Rocas Full review
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Historical Place : Founded in AD 573, this enchanting mini-monastery 11km south of Luintra contains three cave chapels, originally carved out of the rock as retreats for early hermits, plus a number of rock-cut graves from the 10th century and later. Lots of information and museum in the building next door, does close at 1.30 till 4" well worth a visit.

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Monastery of Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil Full review
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The tour of History in a beautiful surroundings.: The monastery is mostly in ruins but it is an interesting place to get insight into the lives of Benedictines and how they lived centuries ago. The lush green surroundings of this historic monastery are spectacular and offer a tranquil ambiance to visitors. It is a hidden gem. Recommended.
Mosteiro de Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil is a monastery in Galicia, Spain. [..]

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Old Town, neighborhood Full review
avatarpicture maynardmakad THE BEST REVIEW
from the pyrenees to mediterranean,: from the mediterraneean and from there to the atlantic spain is more diverse than sterotypes would have you believe.paella and bullifighting may be spanish but neither defines this lberian country. you 'll get to witness a wide range of culture in spain...it was lovely weather in spain..

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Museo das Mariñas, ethnographic and historical museum Full review
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Worth A Visit : Must visit in the Cidade dos Cabaleiros, Betanzos. Essential museum to understand our historical and ethnographic past. It opened its doors in 1983 in the building of the old convent of Santo Domingo. Impressive variety and quality of exposed funds.

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Monterrei Castle, fortress-palace Full review
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Fun to explore the castle with gorgeous views: Overlooking the town of Verín, this castle offers an excellent view of the valley. The castle also has a museum nearby with historical information. We loved our visit to this well-preserved castle, enjoyed the trails around and the picturesque views. There are free tours available, be sure to take advantage of them.

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Provincial Museum of Lugo Full review
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Fantastic tour of Spain.: the trip was a wounderful introduction to Spain . the tour guides and planned excursions were uniformly excellent..we expecially appreciated that the large group was divided itno smaller grouups while touring... the hotels were outstandiing and well situated in the cities wos visited , which allowed for eas independent excursions..

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Roman temple of Santa Eulalia de Bóveda Full review
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Nice Place To Visit : A wonderful archaeological site with a very unusual room (only some parts of the ceiling missing) and wonderfully preserved III century AD frescoes depicting birds. Not very easy to reach, but absolutely worth a visit when in Lugo. Highly recommended.

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Foundation Camilo José Cela Full review
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Wonderful Experience : I thought it was fantastic. And very very interesting. Your Foundation I recommend it . The environment is wonderful. With the Church of Iria Flavia Opposite is a Jewel inside and out. The cemetery is worth visiting. Camilo José Cela is buried there under a beautiful olive tree. Parking behind the Church.

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Museum of the Galician People Full review
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Excellent Museum but didn't have English guides: The Museum of Galician People is a well-maintained museum that gives you a glimpse of the Galician culture and history. The exhibits here are quite impressive. Once you are done exploring the museum, you could visit the church next door with free entry. The only disadvantage is that there were no English speaking guides during our visit.

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Pazo de Oca, Galician traditional house Full review
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PEACEFUL AND BEAUTIFUL GARDEN: Its a best visiting place for everyone because its absolutely beautiful. Forget the whole versailles comparison. It's not that, but in its own right it is lovely and WAY less people then Versailles. The four of us were the only people there wandering around the gardens and grottos and ponds and pergolas. Take a picnic.

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Church of Santiago de Padrón Full review

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Museum of Pilgrimage and Santiago Full review
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One of the best museums in town! : From interactive displays to historical artefacts, this small museum narrates the story of Santiago. Every little thing on display here have a pilgrimage story to tell, which was truly fascinating. We spent a couple of hours here exploring the books and manuscripts from the 14th century, the sculptures and decorative art pieces too.

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Tui Cathedral Full review
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Time Well Spent : Well worth the entrance fee. There's a nice audio route which takes you through it including the cloisters, the Viewpoint and Tower. The Cathedral dates back to Roman times and has fortifications being centrally located in the Old Town of the hilltop fortified city of Tui. A must for pilgrims doing the Portuguese Way.
The Tui Cathedral is a late-Romanesque and Gothic-style Roman Catholic church in the Tui region of … [..]

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Castro de Viladonga Full review
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Small but informative archaeological and museum complex: An archaeological site with a small museum and a fantastic view. We were not charged any entrance fees and everything here is well explained. If you are in the area, we highly recommend your visit to this tourist attraction, especially if you love archaeology, then it's a learning experience.

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Monastery of Santa María de Meira Full review
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Highly Recommended : A very interesting discovery to have gone to the fair to eat octopus. The access to Neira is not very comfortable, but the mosteiro is a beautiful Romanesque, and is well preserved. If you are in Spain, you must visit this place.

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replica of the caravel La Pinta Full review
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Outstanding Views : Well worth a visit. For a small fee you can go see the replica of Pinta vessel used to cross the Atlantic at the time of Columbus. You really fell the vessel is small for such a journey. Respect for the Sailors that managed and dared the journey.
La Pinta was the fastest of the three ships used by Christopher Columbus in his first transatlanti… [..]

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Monastery of Santa Maria de Armenteira Full review
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Pazo de Fefiñáns, palace Full review
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A fascinating tour into the history: This manor house is probably not the best looking from the exteriors but, we loved it inside. The guide was kind enough to tell us the history of the building, the story behind the construction and visit the wineries there. A great tour of the hidden gem indeed!

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Museum of Pontevedra (sixth building) Full review
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A must-visit for art enthusiasts: The museum is comprised of several buildings; however, the sixth building makes the most exciting part of the visit. The design of its building is a beautiful piece of architecture. It The numerous archaeological remains, captivating works of the Galician and the permanent exhibition on Castelao make this a must-visit museum.

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Basilica of Santa María a Maior de Pontevedra Full review
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Great Place : It is a basilica made by the dreamers guild of Pontevedra. A spectacular building with an image of the Cristo del Buen Viaje at the entrance to which the drivers come to ask to protect them on the road. Recommended.

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La catedral Full review

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Monastery of Saint John of Poio Full review
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Highly Recommended : Despite being very modest rooms and limited services in place is very nice, elegant grand building construction and very quiet surroundings. It houses a granary that is unique for its size. If you are in Spain, then you must visit this place.

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