Baiona, Pontevedra, Spain

Baiona is a city and port in the province of Pontevedra, on the Atlantic Ocean in the northwest of Spain. There are 3 ways to enter the historic center, across the Plaza Santa Liberata, from Father Fernando Square or through the Calvary of the Trinity. Its streets are narrow with several restaurants under the arcades, small charming hotels, numerous fountains and churches to visit. To see: the port of Baiona with a replica of La Pinta (the boat of Martín Alonso Pinzón), the Town Hall, the Ribiera Beach, the walls of the castle of Monterreal, the former collegiate temple (Romanesque style transition to Gothic, built in the second half of the thirteenth century); the monument of the Holy Trinity (a monumental cross of the XIV century); the image of the Virgin of the Rocks, 15 meters high, standing on Mount Samson (opened in 1930), among others. The Monterreal Castle is currently a National Parador.

Tips

The first weekend of March it’s held a medieval festival called La Arribada, in the historic city, to commemorate the historic moment in 1493 when Martín Alonso Pinzón came with news of the discovery of America.