Baiona The Essential
The vast bay of Baiona lies at the mouth of the Ría de Vigo, between two rocky peninsulas that protect the port: Monte Ferro to the north and Monterreal to the south. It was here, on 10 March 1493, that La Pinta, one of the three boats of Christopher Columbus' fleet, came ashore. Today, Baiena is a bustling resort with a charming old quarter. The port is lined with a promenade with lots of café terraces, from which you can admire the imposing Monterreal Fortress.
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