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  • Bilbao.

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    Bilbao. Vizcaya - Bizkaia. (Basque Country) http://www.bilbaoturismo.net. Bilbao is the heart of a metropolis where more than a million people live. It is the centre of the economic-social development and the main factor of the modernisation of the Bay of Biscay. The great architectural and infrastr…

  • Santiago de Compostela.

    Tourist destinations, World Heritage | Cultural Heritage


    Santiago de Compostela. A Coruña. (Galicia) http://www.santiagoturismo.com/. Discover Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the Region of Galicia. Millions of people from all over the world come to this city every year, many of them reaching the end of the Way of Saint James pilgrimage route. Its h…

  • La Coruña.

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    … Coruña, A. A Coruña. (Galicia) http://www.turismocoruna.com/web/. Situated beside the Atlantic Ocean, A Coruña is a historic city whose history has maintained close links with its old fishing and commercial port. The peninsula on which the Old City stands also contains the Tower of Hercules, one of …

  • San Sebastián.

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    … Donostia-San Sebastián. Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa. (Basque Country) This city, also known as Donostia, lies along a white sandy bay between the Urgull and Igeldo hills. Fishermen's houses, a smart suburb and modern districts make it one of the most attractive cities on the Cantabrian coast. The Museum of…

  • Hondarribia.

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    Hondarribia. Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa. (Basque Country) Standing at the mouth of the River Bidasoa, Hondarribia is a town on the Guipuzcoa coast with a long seafaring and tourist tradition. Its walled old town, full of aristocratic buildings, has been declared a Historic Artistic Site. Standing at the m…

  • Lugo.

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    Lugo. (Galicia) Located on a hill on the banks of the river Miño, the city of Lugo preserves major remains of its Roman past, among them its ancient wall, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Inside the walls, the city conserves quiet pedestrian streets, wide squares and spacious gardens, where…

  • Oviedo.

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    Oviedo. Asturias. The former Ovetum has been closely linked to the Asturian monarchy since its foundation (8th century), and even became the capital of the Kingdom. This fact has left an unquestionable medieval flavour in the historic quarter, which in modern times has been given a carefully-conside…

  • Orense.

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    … Ourense. Ourense. (Galicia) Stretching out on the banks of the river Miño is the city of Ourense, which maintains its traditional link to the river through its Roman bridge. A crossroads, the Old City preserves major historic sites, outstanding among which is the Cathedral. Stretching out on the ban…

  • Pontevedra.

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    Pontevedra. (Galicia) Pontevedra, a city with a long maritime and trading tradition, boasts one of the largest and most elegant historic quarters in the whole of Galicia. Situated on the edge of the estuary of the same name, the old town extends in a network of streets and squares and contains major…

  • Santander.

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    Santander. Cantabria. Santander is an elegant city which extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter includes a group of majestic buildings which are situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains. Its marine and commercial tradition is linked…

  • Santillana.

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    Santillana. Santillana del Mar. Cantabria. Situated on the northern route of the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela, Santillana del Mar is a beautiful medieval town which was developed around the collegiate church of Santa María. Its various defence towers and Renaissance palaces make Santilla…

  • Vigo.

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    Vigo. Pontevedra. (Galicia) In the Galician province of Pontevedra, situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, lies the city that lends its name to the southernmost estuary of the Rías Baixas: Vigo. Its fishing origin has left an historic quarter with a strong maritime flavour, which contrasts wi…

  • Vitoria.

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    … Vitoria-Gasteiz. Álava - Araba. (Basque Country) Vitoria-Gasteiz, founded towards the end of the 12th century, is today a city of exceptional urban design. The Basque capital has a medieval city centre, in which it is possible to find countless places of great traditional flavour, such as Plaza de l…

  • A Guarda.

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    … Guarda, A. Pontevedra. (Galicia) It has been designated a European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) by the European Commission in recognition of its proposal for sustainable tourism. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and presided by the Miño river and the Monte de Santa Tecla hill fort, the town of A G…

  • Algorta.

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    Algorta. Getxo. Vizcaya - Bizkaia. (Basque Country) In El Abra bay, in Bilbao estuary, we find the municipality of Getxo. Algorta is situated there: a town with an old fishing port, modern water sports facilities and beautiful small palaces near the beach. The Old Port in Algorta is situated at one …

  • Allariz.

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    Allariz. Ourense. (Galicia) Allariz, declared to be a Historic-Artistic Site, sits in a river landscape formed by the upper course of the Arnoia. Major religious buildings stand on the streets of a typically medieval town surrounded by forests of chestnut trees. The origins of Allariz date back to p…

  • Arriondas.

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    Arriondas. Parres. Asturias. http://www.infoarriondas.com/. This village, surrounded by mountains, is a paradise for hiking lovers and fans of active tourism. Arriondas is in the Region of Asturias, in northern Spain. The village is in a large valley surrounded by mountains, where the Sella and Pilo…

  • Ason.

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    Ason. Soba. Cantabria. Asón is a town situated in the region of Asón-Agüera, in the western area of Cantabria. This small rural village sits on the banks of the Asón, a trout-fishing river which flows through exceptional native woodland and limestone massifs which contain hundreds of caves, making i…

  • Arteixo.

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    Arteixo. A Coruña. (Galicia) Its beaches and the waters of its spa resort are the main attractions in this town. Arteixo is about 15 kilometres from the city of La Coruña. You could say that this coastal town is a place to have fun with water. On one side are its beaches: small sandy ones like Valco…

  • Azkoitia.

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    Azkoitia. Guipúzcoa - Gipuzkoa. (Basque Country) Birthplace to the Count of Peñaflorida, nowadays the town is mainly industrial, with numerous small and medium-sized companies. The most ancient historical data found in Azkoitia can be traced to the dolmens of Mari-Kurtz, in Izarraitz, which corrobor…

  • Avilés.

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    Avilés. Asturias. http://www.avilescomarca.info/. It is situated on the central strip of the coastline of Asturias, to the west of the cape of Peñas. An old seafaring and farming town, it is now a modern city and a major iron and steel centre, a product of demographic growth and the industrial boom.…

  • Baiona.

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    Baiona. Pontevedra. (Galicia) This is a coastal town that was the focus for trade in the region until the spectacular development of Vigo that took place at the end of the 19th century. Movement on the Vigo estuary is marked by commercial and fishing vessels, all under the watchful eye of Baiona, lo…

  • Betanzos.

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    Betanzos. A Coruña. (Galicia) This town, washed by the Mandeo river and its tributary, the Mendo, celebrates numerous fairs and trade shows throughout the year. Betanzos was named "Brigantium" by the Romans. The town sits on a hill where there used to be a hill-fort, on the mouth of the Betanzos est…

  • Bermeo.

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    Bermeo. Vizcaya - Bizkaia. (Basque Country) Bermeo is a fishing town whose harbour preserves all its traditional local seafaring charm. The road to Bilbao has some strikingly beautiful coastal scenery visible from several viewing points. Since its foundation in 1239, Bermeo has had a rich history. T…