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The High Bays of Galicia are a great part of Spain to explore. The Rias Altas ('Upper Bays' in English) is an area of the Galician coast which retains much of the feel of an older way of life among its quaint and charming fishing villages and rolling green hills. The region has character and a rugged spirit all of its own, similar to the Celtic regions of Britain. Next to the Rias Altas there is also a region called Rias Baixas, which means the "Lower Bays". From the Rias Altas it's easy to reach Portugal, so that you're able to see some of the most exciting places of two countries, for example:
One of the first things that anyone staying in Rias Altas apartments will notice is the steepness of many of the streets on the coastal villages. This is very much a characteristic feature of the region's towns. Many of these villages also continue to function as working fishing villages, something in decline in the rest of Spain and Europe. Visitors to Rias Altas villas can gain a unique insight into this ancient way of life. It is also in places such as these where visitors to Rias Altas villas may hear the local language, known as 'Gallego', which is closer to Portuguese than Spanish in many ways.Visitors are not a frequent site in many of these coastal villages, and locals will be curious as well as very welcoming. Whilst staying in Rias Altas, why not take a trip to the region's capital, A Coruna. People who are enjoying a trip to Rias Altas villas will enjoy a stroll along its nine kilometre promenade, while they can also take in a trip to the world's oldest working lighthouse, the 'Tower of Hercules'.
The city of La Coruna also called A Coruna has some resonance for any British visitors to Rias Altas apartments. It was here that a famous Napoleonic battle was fought between the forces of British general Sir John Moore, a Scotsman, and the French. A memorial to Moore can be seen at the Jardin de San Carlos, in the city's Old Town. Heading further south from A Coruna, visitors to Rias Altas villas can take a look at the Costa de la Muerte, or 'Coast of Death', where many fisherman have lost their lives over the years in the strong currents and rough seas. Barnacle fishing remains popular in this area, and the local shellfish are well worth trying. Another historical monument of some interest to visitors to Rias Altas apartments is San Andrés de Teixido. This was a key place of pilgrimage for many Galicians over the years, and visitors can still see the mounds of stones that they deposited along the way as part of local tradition. Tradition and character are what define this green and pleasant part of Spain, and visitors to Rias Altas apartments are sure to want to return.
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