Bayona Historical Village
Promenade-The Pinta Caravel-The Parador-The old Town-La Virgen de la Roca-Other Beaches
From the discovery of America to the seafaring tradition of a historic town.
A highly recommended walk to explore the coastal town of Bayona, visiting its urban beaches: A Ribeira, Dos Frades, Barbeira, Cuncheira, Santa Marta and Ladeira, along with views of its marina until you reach the “Parador” (hotel) and A Palma Park.
The Pinta Caravel
A must visit, with guided tours that can be arranged in summer (August); it is worth going aboard the replica of one of the ships that discovered the American continent. It is amazing that something so small could result in such glory.
A walk around the surrounding trail, or you can enter (it costs one euro) and admire the views while walking along the top of its wall. The former Palace of Monterreal, now converted into a national “parador” hotel, it is a must visit in Bayona and the views alone make it worthwhile
Full of stone, seafaring tradition and flagstoned lanes declared to be of Historic-Artistic Interest in 1993. There are 2 curious churches; one is the majestic 13th-century Collegiate Church of Santa María, and the other is a church erected in memory of a martyred daughter of Bayona, the Chapel of Santa Liberata, the world’s first crucified woman. Another monument that is often ignored is the Convent of Las Dominicas, which is worth visiting just to taste its “almendrados” (almond cookies) or almond cake, which are a real spectacle.
Virgen de la Roca
A statue located on Monte Sansón, 100 m above sea level, with a hollow interior that you can go up thanks to a spiral stairway and enjoy spectacular views of the town of Bayona and the Cíes Isles.
If you have enough time
A recommended itinerary for the afternoon, whether on foot or by car, is visiting the cove of the Miñor River, a continuation of Ladeira beach, admiring the Roman bridge of La Ramallosa. A beautiful spot with a trail leading to the well-known beach called Playa América (you can go on foot). If you are driving, we also recommend visiting the main beaches in the municipalities bordering Bayona: Patos, Canido and Samil.
Good seafood salad and cod soufflé. Abundant portions.
Good fish and seafood with a personal touch.
Best not to go at the weekend due to the noisy banquets, but you cannot go wrong with its shellfish and cuisine.
Fine cuisine with a modern touch. Reasonable set menu. Pleasant dining room and terrace right on Boyona’s promenade.
Incredible views from the dining room and great value for money. Traditional cuisine, fine barbecues featuring good fish and entrecote.