Baiona (Spain), 14-19 September, 2014

Social Program


Welcome cocktail

The Welcome Cocktail will take place on Sunday 14, in the 'Parador de Baiona'. It will be an opening reception where some drinks and appetizers will be served. The welcome cocktail will start at 8pm.


Baiona Boat Trip

Very special boat trip along one of the prettiest sections of the Baiona bay and around the islands.


Visit to a winery of the area

We will conduct the necessary arrangements to visit the winery and learn, the hand of the winemakers, the secrets behind the making of the prestigious Albariño of O Rosal, Rías Baixas Denomination of Origin.


Guided tour to Baiona: Visit to the Old Town

Guided tour explaining the most representative monuments of the town. The Old Town was awarded Historically and Artistically Interesting Area by the Galician Heritage Board in 1993, the year of the Arrival 5th centenary. The General Town Planning and the Special Planning for the Protection of the Historic and Artistic Town ensure the maintenance of the area, i.e. limiting building heights and material quality.
Although the Old Town includes part of O Burgo (Santa Marta peninsula) and Sabarís, its core is right in the town centre and it forms a nearly perfect circle with three ways-in: Santa Liberata Sq., Padre Fernando Sq. and the Holy Trinity Cross. Narrow streets of cobbled stone, short stone or granite buildings and arcades... a church here, a fountain there and a nobility manor over there. And the air always smelling like sea.

Guided tour to Baiona: Visit to the sea

Thanks to its localisation and beauty, Baiona is one of the best places for beach lovers. Its six beaches fall inside the town area and they are quiet and sheltered from water currents. The fishing port is precisely located right in the middle of the present Seafront. It comprises the fish market and a long pier. Fishing boats are moored at both sides; there is also a floating dock where the Caravel Pinta Museum is waiting for your visit.


Guided tour to Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is a stone apparition in the midst of the green forests of Northwest Spain and the nearby Galician "rias". It was originally a stopping point on a Roman road, but the discovery of the Apostle James' tomb at the beginning of the 9th century gave rise to a place of workshop in the corner of the Iberian Peninsula, which was then dominated by the Moors. From then on all of Europe started walking towards Santiago, a holy city of Christendom where the grace of plenary absolution awaited them. A Romanesque cathedral á then arose there, with the following centuries adding the sobriety of the Renaissance style and the majesty of a barque style that eventually characterised the city's monumental image, made from the granite of its monasteries, its pilgrim hospitals, its numerous churches, its stately houses and its squares, where time stands still.


Gala dinner

The Gala dinner will take place on Wednesday 17, in the Parador de Santiago. The Parador de Santiago, known as the Hostal dos Reis Católicos, is a blend of history, art and tradition, the dream of pilgrims and emblem of Santiago. It is located on Obradoiro Square near the cathedral, creating an area of spectacular beauty in one of the most visited provincial capitals in the world.