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A Long Weekend In Galicia

By Gail Aguiar @ImageLegacy

Benvidos A Prado (Galicia)

We’re back late from spending the May 1st long weekend in Galicia, with meal stops in Portugal — Valença on the way there and Esposende on the way back. The weekend was a spontaneous mix of rural and urban tourism, nature, and medieval sites. We made no accommodation plans, and ended up staying in a rustic place that was the former town police station and jail. We liked it so much we stayed both nights!

Some quick notes from the weekend:

  • Santiago de Compostela is bigger than I’d expected;
  • I was on a mission in Padrón specifically to eat pimentos padrón, but the season doesn’t start until mid-May (drat! just two more weeks!);
  • Galicia was chilly! Thankfully, I brought wool socks.

Some preview pictures from the weekend while I go through the rest (click on any to enlarge and see notes/comments):

crossing into Galicia from Valença, Portugal

Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Padrón, Spain

A couple of video clips: Mosteiro de Carboeiro and the nearby flour mill, Molino Carboeiro, on the River Deza (Vila de Cruces, Pontevedra). Click to view:

Mosteiro de Carboeiro, Vila de Cruces, Pontevedra, Spain

Molino Carboeiro, Sistema Fluvial Ulla-Deza, Vila de Cruces, Pontevedra, Spain

April 30-May 1, 2017
Album: Galicia [Spring 2017]

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