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About the guru Mark
I'm Mark from Scotland but I've lived in Baiona, Galicia for over 8 years and have been visiting Galicia since 1994. I'm based in the Vivero de Empresas in La Casa del Reloj in Baiona where I run a business called English Resource Centre (Centro de Recursos de Inglés). I've taken groups on gastronomic tours in the Old Town of Baiona and Vigo,at a cookery school and walki... More »
I'm Mark from Scotland but I've lived in Baiona, Galicia for over 8 years and have been visiting Galicia since 1994. I'm based in the Vivero de Empresas in La Casa del Reloj in Baiona where I run a business called English Resource Centre (Centro de Recursos de Inglés). I've taken groups on gastronomic tours in the Old Town of Baiona and Vigo,at a cookery school and walking tours on the Portuguese Way (including for Vigo Urban Adventures). I sometimes act as a Guide for groups from Sarria,Ourense and Baiona to Santiago de Compostela on walking-style holidays. I have also filmed all of the Caminos de Santiago in Spain for Camino Ways. I'm also an expert on tourism in Galicia, having written over 1000 pages of content for My Guide Galicia , a leading English speaking travel website. I'm an active Blogger for Galicia Gastro, a group of Galician Bloggers having been a judge at numerous tapas competitions throughout Galicia as well as promoting gastronomic events, winery visits, inaugurations etc.
About the tour
Meet your English-Speaking Guide at the entrance to the 2000 year old Fortress and Parador outside the new Tourist Office in the corner of A Palma park.
Then after a short walk taking in the sea views/bay you cross the road and head towards the entrance to the Old Town of Baiona. You will see to your right the Old Convent Building which dates back to 1547 and a modern street which is part of the new Baiona. Head up this street and shortly on your left you will see a large entrance to the Old Fish Market which is now full of food related stalls.
Then take a short-cut along Baiona´s narrowest street Rua Entrehortas to enter the Old Town and have a good walk around exploring the upper half of it including seeing Liberata Square including its chapel dated 1695 and Santa Maria Church which dates back to the 13th Century and you will also follow the pilgrims for a short while on the Camino de Santiago (Portuguese Coastal Way from porto to Santiago) which passes through the town including the old Pilgrims 16th Century Hospital.
Now for stroll around the rest of the Old Town and stops to see Pazo de Mendoza a local noblemen´s house built in 1768 and its square. Other buildings of interest :Monument to Alfonso IX , Misericordia Chapel 1595, Lorenzo Correa House now Council Offices 1757, Ceta House 14th Century, San Juan Chapel 17th Century and Navigation Museum.
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