Arriving in Baiona as I looked out over the harbor my eyes were drawn to this ship that looked like something out of one of my grade school history books. There in all it's glory was an exact replica of the famous ship, La Pinta which was part of the fleet of Christopher Columbus. I was really surprised at it's extremely small size and wondered how...more
This statue was designed by Antonio Palacios and was started in 1910 but was not completed till 1930. It stands about 50 feet tall and towers some 300 feet above the sea. There is a spiral staircase that takes you to one of its arms where you can get a spectacular view of the ocean. Inside the sculpture is a small box which contains gold, silver,...more
The bridge across the river Miñor establishes the boundary between the councils of Bayona and Nigrán. This beautiful medieval-style bridge presents ten semicircular arches, eight of which (36 metres long) belong to Bayona. Tradition says that pregnant women whose unborn children had been repeatedly miscarried used to go to the bridge to exorcise...more
This Church honors a martyr daughter of Bayona that was the first woman in the World to die in the cross, St. Liberata.It's construction started in 1695, thanks to public donation.The main façade has two towers and between them, escorted by the ancient coats of arms of Bayona and the Kingdom of Galicia, lies the crucified saint.more
The Old Town was awarded Historically and Artistically Interesting Area by the Galician Heritage Board in 1993, the 5th centenary of the Arrival. Although the Old Town includes part of O Burgo and Sabarís, its core is in the town centre. It's composed by narrow streets of cobbled stone, short stone or granite buildings and arcades, churches and...more
The seafront in Bayona is probably the most attractive thing in the village. The boulevard it's wide and artistic and a perfect place to stop and contemplate the bay. The opposite side is a long shopping avenue where we can find restaurants, cafes and hotels. The boulevard has more than 2Km and it goes to the near village of A Ramalhosa.more
A Palma Park is the biggest urban park in Bayona, spread out on an area of over 10,000 square meters. The Park is located between the Monte Real Fortress walls and the main road. The park includes gardens, stone benches, a playground, a pond, paved walks, a bandstand and a wide sports area. Its closeness to the water makes it a nice place to relax...more
Located in the west part of the fortress this tower stands over the bay and is probably the oldest tower. Destroyed by Almanzor in 997 it was rebuilt a few years later.It was used to serve as lighthouse for vessels. It shows three coats of arms (the Austrias's, the Sotomaior's and the one of Bayona). The tower has an history of legends of love and...more
Rua Arquitecto Jesus Valverde, Baiona, Galicia, 36300, Spain
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The first thing we see when arriving to Bayona is the sea, the bay, the ria and of course the marine front with the port. Always present, the smell of the sea, enters our lungs refreshing them.
A walk on the promenade around the bay and the visit to the Castle are a must when visiting Bayona.