"Bayona" Bayona by bambino36

Bayona Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 51 photos

Bayona is synonymous of sheltering harbour, the first of many moments in history, and a lesson that the sea was always, through time, the way to discoveries.
On the first of March, the Fiesta de la Arribada, in Bayona is celebrated the arrival of the caravel Pinta to this harbour with the first news of the New World.
This location was strategically important in the past and the testimony of that fact are the numerous attacks it has suffered, normands, Almanzor, turks, Drake.... To defend against those attacks it was built a powerful fortress. The Castle of Monte Real still maintains more than 3Km of fortified walls. The large interior allows the existence of gardens and several buildings, including the Parador de Turismo.
Bayona is located in a beautiful natural bay with several white sand beaches and calm but relatively cold waters. The scenery is completed with the Cies Islands in front of the bay.

Bayona is located in Galicia, about 30Km from the border with Portugal and 20Km west of Vigo.

  • Last visit to Bayona: Dec 2003
  • Intro Written Dec 24, 2004
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  • Dariana's Profile Photo
    May 10, 2005 at 10:35 AM

    Hello, Antonio! Great Bayona page and lovely photos.Cheers!

  • J.I.M's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2005 at 12:18 PM

    Great page! Bayona looks really beautiful, and you've taken some really great photos. Hopefully I might go there sometime in the future.


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