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    Posted August 10, 2014 by
    Vigo, Spain
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    Baiona and Islas Cies, Vigo Bay Spain

    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, located alongside Cape Silleiro. The town’s most attractive streets are set around the bay, which open up next to the mouth of Miñor River. It was here that the La Pinta moored in 1493, the first caravel to reach port after the voyage of discovery to the New World. Don’t miss the sunset from Monterreal Fort and its famous Prince Tower. It has three kilometers of defensive walls and is now a Parador Hotel.
    Picture #1 Parador
    Picture #2 Streets in town by port
    Picture#3 Town at twilight from Parador (It was 11 pm)
    Picture#4 Islas Cies from Baiona....

    The rest are of the Islas Cies
    Located in the Bay of Vigo ( the city I lived in until I was 9)
    Due to the high natural value of this area and to the deterioration it was suffering by human activity, it was declared a Nature Reserve in 1980.
    In summer, boats link Monteagudo with the ports of Vigo, Baiona and Cangas.
    There is a camping area but permissions have to be reserved at the Vigo port. A supermarket, a visitor center and a restaurant cater for visitors. There are no waste bins on the islands. Visitors are required to take their litter back to the mainland.
    It is also a huge breeding ground for seagulls....
    Seagulls are the sound of the city....much like crickets are the distinct sound at night in my area....
    There is never a moment in Vigo, day or night...which you cannot hear seagulls talk, fight, and speak.....
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