Friday, September 5, 2014

Flyday Fridays: Old Towns, Coastal Town

Warning: Picture heavy post. ;)

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Happy first week of September y´all! This is a travel post and so beware of the the photo overload. ;) Now that we have that cleared, let me take you to Tui, a very old town in Galicia(Spain) which belongs to the province of Pontevedra. Here´s a view from the cathedral´s garden facing the mountains of Portugal.

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Tui´s Cathedral has a gothic design on the main vestibule/ frontal part. You can visit the church, museum, garden and go up for a bird´s eye view of the town and neighboring Portugal.

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On the west vestibule( left side) of the church, it has a Romanesque influence. That´s a spectacular door, isn´t it? ;)

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Next stop was La Guardia (A Guarda in Galician), the border town of Galicia before Portugal. We took this pic from the mountains which lead to an old celtic remains and a sanctuary.

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Up high on the mountains( you have to pay 1 euro to see this) is an archaeological site called Castro(Fort) de Santa Tecla( Santa Trega in Galician). It´s believed that this place was once inhabited by a Celtic tribe between 1st century BC and 1st century AD. This site was declared as a Cultural Heritage Site in Spain.

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I can´t get enough of the swirling neolithic rocks which are the remains of what was once an ancient thriving village in this part of Spain.

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This reconstructed hut is a replica of what coul´ve been their houses on those days and yes, I had to take a picture with it, hahaha! There´s also sancturay at the topmost of the mountain, a museum and two restaurants too but I wasn´t able to get some photos because it was foggy on top although I´m sure the view would be spectacular.

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We went down instead and continued our journey (after having our lunch at hotel/restaurant  at the side of the road somewhere) towards Baiona, a famous coastal town in Galicia. It was founded in 140 BC and what I liked about this place is the ruins of it´s beloved castle the  Castle of Montereal. A very noteworthy fact about this town from my friend Wiki is this: On March 1, 1493, the Pinta, one of the ships from Columbus' voyage to discover the New World returned to Europe and arrived in Baiona, making the town's port the first to receive news of the discovery of America. A replica of the ship can be visited, and the event is celebrated every year. Interesting, no?

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This is me and the beach and by now, my top´s one wrinkled mess from sitting down on the car for too long, hahaha! Hey, we´ve been travelling since early morning to late evening, what do you expect. :)

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Finally capping off our day at Vigo´s Municipal Museum wearing the hubby´s hat this time. The museum has a beautiful art ( painting, ceramics, scultpture,etc) collection and a well manicured English garden. A perfect place to relax just before going back to Ourense, our home base for this trip. If this outfit looks familiar to you, it´s because I´ve already featured this in my WIWW post a few weeks ago. I hope you don´t mind! ;)

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top and hat(old), bag- Zara, skirt- Bershka
Whew! Finally, you´re at the end of this post. I hope you enjoyed reading this and if you didn´t, I hope you enjoyed the pics. ;) More travel posts to follow soon every Friday, stay tuned!



PS: Linking up with Lauren, Renae, Lena B and RachelTara and Megan. Join us! :)


Elegance and Mommyhood said...

WOW that reconstructed hut is beautiful. Such phenomenal places. And you my darling look adorable!

Enjoy the weekend!

Remi Sabbah said...

Love your outfit !!! That bag is super cute xxx
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Jessica Jannenga said...

I love these pictures, such a gorgeous place! Love the hut and the stone pics that all looks amazing. I am also one to find door architecture beautiful and usually get a picture too. You look lovely!
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Sandy a la Mode said...

love the outfit and great background!!

Sandy a la Mode

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Oh Che, I love the red clutch and it's pattern. Goes great with your dot shorts. Yes, do travels every Friday, do! Thank you for being so sweetly loyal to Fashion item Friday!

♥, Renae

Amber Rathvon said...

Wow! What great photos - that ancient village is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing, and I love your casual outfit too. =)

I hope you are having a great week so far!


Ayana said...

These are beautiful pics! Simply gorgeous. I love your very stylish but comfortable outfit. You know how I feel about polka dots.....LOVE.

Thrifting Diva

Laviña Jampit said...

nice outfit! have a great weekend dear :)

Dawn Lucy said...

What a beautiful place for a photo shoot!
Dawn Lucy

Ania Zarzycka said...

Amazing photos <3333333333

LoveT. said...

Wonderful Places and Photos! Also gorgeous Outfit :)

Beata B said...

Great outfit ! You look very pretty :) love the photos :)
Have a lovely Sunday :) x

Darcy said...

Gorgeous pictures! What a stunning place!

Mili said...

I've never been to Portugual so thank you for sharing. It looks so scenic and filled with historical tales.


Sabrina said...

Your pictures are absolutely amazing! You look really cute too.


Dressing Up For Me said...


The towns that I visited still belong to Spain but they´re very near the Spanish-Portuguese border. ;)