Monday, September 1, 2014

Baiona - Spain

Zé sent me this card of the Monterreal Castle in Baiona, a city in Galicia, northwest Spain. 

Monterreal castle was built between the 12th and 16th centuries. For centuries it protect Baiona from its enemies and pirates but now it receives tourists from all over the world as the castle is now one of Spain's most popular paradores, a kind of luxury hotel, usually located in a historic building such as a monastery or castle. 
When Columbus's Pinta landed here in 1492, Baiona became the first town in Europe to receive the news of the discovery of the New World.

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