We were lucky enough to spend almost a month is Spain. After we saw my favorite city in the world (so far!) Barcelona, we headed to the north / west corner of the country for a house sit. We were amazed at the huge difference between the two areas. Barcelona was an incredible city with some of the best architectural eye candy I have seen. Then in the north west scatter around the larger towns there were villages that you could tell had been there for an eternity. One of my favorite towns was Santiago, which just had that Spanish feel, and the church in the middle of town was pretty impressive too!
There are so many different places in the Galicia area to explore. You can either hire a car and do it yourself or ensure that you don’t miss a thing by buying one of the Galicia tours on eatourspecialist.com.
I hope our Best of Spain Photo Essay bring out some of the diversity for you to see.
Agolada – Stone houses line the street
Agolade – More stone houses. There is something incredibly cool about them.
La Coruna – Magnificent Town Hall
La Coruna – Beach views. The whole coast line in the area is quite spectacular.
Spain – Surprise surprise another stunning building
Santiago – Cute little house in the middle of town
Lugo – Flowers in front of a two kilometer wall surrounding town
Pontevdra – Just need a horse to ride up to the castle entrance
Pontevedra – We found ourselves a castle even if we had to wait an hour after opening time before someone turned up to open the gates!
Pontevedra – Beautiful clear waters at a beach we found down a dirt road
Santiago – Pazo de Raxoi – The government likes to live in style!
Santiago – The huge church towers above the town
Barcelona – Castell dels Tres Dragons (Tree Dragon castle)
Barcelona – Big fish ‘thing’ near the water. Behind all those people there is actually a beach. Hope you don’t care about having room to sunbath!
Barcelona – Another beautiful church in the Gothic Quarter (Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia)
Barcelona – Definitely one of the stranger buildings we saw
Barcelona – Two pillars on the street that leads to Montjuïc where there is a spectacular water display
Barcelona – Montjuïc stands over the city
Barcelona – Beautiful views from Montjuïc
Barcelona – Incredible architecture lines the streets
Have you been to Spain? What was your favorite part?