Vigo, Bayona & La Guardia Spain

Vigo, with a population of 300,000 is one of the most important commercial centers in the province of Galicia and is is equipped to handle all types of vessels and cargoes.
It was the start of our journey in western Spain.

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Small ships and large come here.

A thriving city with great architecture too!

"Green Spain" Spring starts in October.

We visited a Celtic settlement, 2,000 years old! Some buildings are still standing. Notice the squared edges on the "house"...probably built later, with Roman influence.

From Mount Santa Tecla, you can see Portugal.

Bayona is home to a beautiful harbor and fishing fleet. They're very proud to be the place where Columbus' ship, the Pinta, first stopped on her return voyage from the Americas in 1493.

The Castle of Monterreal still stands.

Interesting facts:

  • Spain's workers get monthly allowances based on the number of children in the family.

  • They also have an old-age pension and health and maternity benefits. Among other things the publicly collected funds go for are support of the poor, nursery schools and health clinics.

  • Spain has 1 physician for every 329 inhabitants and 1 hospital bed for every 257 people.