Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach BAIONA (Galicia)

BAIONA (Galicia)

Baiona was once an important maritime trading post in Galacia. Baiona’s place in history is assured, as it was the first place in Europe to hear of the discoveries of Columbus. On 1st March 1493, the caraval Pinta, one of Columbus’ ships, called in with the sensational news that Columbus had ‘discovered’ the Indies. Baiona's old town is a district behind the busy and more modern waterfront. It is a circular area of narrow streets lined with Galician terraced houses. Take the time to absorb its old-world charm. View more

Good ports attracted envy and greed. The Castelo de Monterreal was built in a strategic position overlooking the port and town. Built over time between the 12th and 16th centuries it defended the town from enemies and pirates. One attack the town fended off was from Sir Francis Drake in 1585. The castle is now a paradore. Paradores are Spanish historic buildings converted into luxury accommodation and restaurants. Visitors may walk castle battlements, dine and enjoy panoramic views and Galician entertainment. People lived on the hillsides of Mount Santa Tecla, south of Baiona, 2000 years ago. They belonged to the Castro culture, named after the castros or hillforts they built. The archaeological site of Castro de Santa Tecla has been excavated. Artefacts prove that the castro was occupied when the Romans arrived in the area. Part of the castro has been rebuilt to allow visitors to walk in ancient footsteps. But not the footsteps of those who carried shellfish from the coast for food.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

Exkursionen in BAIONA (Galicia)

Baiona and Dinner at Parador

Baiona was originally situated within the domain of Monte Real Castle, whose remaining walls date from the 16th century and are visible from the village. Christopher Columbus' fabled ship, the Pinta, first arrived in Baiona upon returning from his discovery of America.

The centre of Baiona features narrow streets lined with stone houses, and has been declared a Historically and Artistically Interesting Area. Walk the outer walls with their battlements and sentry walks, see the Clock Tower and the Prince's Tower.

Proceed for a dinner at Baiona's Paradors. Situated on the Monterreal peninsula, Baiona's is one of the most unique Paradors; the building is mid-way between a medieval fortress and seigniorial Gallegan architecture. It commands an impressive viewpoint above the ocean within a walled enclosure. It is protected by the sea and has a beautiful pine forest on either side.

Enjoy an evening of local food, wine and music.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.