The weather today was not the greatest but the mist and light rain added to the Celtic atmosphere of the Galician Coast, and since we started the morning visiting some ancient Celtic sites it was a perfect setting. First stop was at the Celtic Hill-fort settlement of Castro de Baroņa which is located down the coast from Santiago on the Peninsula of O Barbanza right next to the small fishing port of Porto do Son. A unique Celtic site with remains of the stone ring huts in an opposing setting to protect against attacks from the sea.
After this we stopped to visit the Dolmen de Axeitos, which is a perfect example of the burial tomb used in megalithic and Celtic times.
Now we headed down further the Rias Baixas coast entering into the Albariņo wine region. Getting hungry we stopped at a local seafood restaurant in Vilagarcia de Arousa for lunch sampling some of the fresh local products of the Sea starting with baked baby scallops (zamburiņas al horno) then on to an Rice with lobster (Bogavante con Arroz) all accompanied by Albariņo white wines.
In the afternoon we visited the Albariņo winery of Pazo Baion. Here we had a VIP visit of the winery and then a tasting of their Albariņo wine. The rain didnt stop us from taking a walk around Cambados Plaza de Fefiņanes before heading back to Santiago by highway.
A mix of ancient sites, with good food and wine of the region, a day to remember and I never get sick of showing visitors to this area of Spain.
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A BIT MORE ABOUT THE AREA VISITED:
PENINSULA OF BARBANZA
It is watered by the water of the Atlantic ocean inside the estuary of Muros-Noia. It has a privileged situation from the communications point of view, because it is 45 kilometres far from Santiago de Compostela; and it is also very well communicated by the sea, because it makes the division of the northern and southern coast of Galicia.
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Our wine experts have hand-picked wineries to visit in the Rias Baixas wine region of Galicia, Spain. Try excellent Albariņo white wines with fresh Galician Seafood. In this corner of North Western Spain can be found a rich cultural diversity with an important emphasis on the ancient Celtic ties of this land. [ ]
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