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Panoramic Lanzarote including Timanfaya Park

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Discover Santiago de Compostela

it's about a 1.5 hour drive from Vigo to Santiago

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Famous Pilgrimage Site

One of the great places of pilgrimage for the Catholic Faith, and a spiritual destination for more than a thousand years. Where the legend has it that Apostle James is buried here.

UNESCO World Heritage Site:

"This famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful urban areas. The oldest monuments are grouped around the tomb of St James and the cathedral, which contains the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria."

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Medieval Villaga of Bega

An early start to your day means unbeatable sunrise views as you drive along the mountains. This small-group day trip from Barcelona gives you a glimpse into the history, culture, and landscapes of 3 different countries in the Pyrenees: France, Andorra, and Spain.Your first stop is the medieval village of Bagà, located in the heart of the natural park Cadí-Moixeró. Wander through the central square and the medieval church before crossing the border into France, where a traditional French breakfast at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Mont-Louis awaits you. St. Esteve de Bagà is the parish church of the town, built between the 14th and 15th centuries. Santuari de la Mare de Déu del Paller is a neoclassical sanctuary two km outside of town, dedicated to the town's patroness, the “Virgin of the Haystack” Plaça Porxada, the town's central square, built in the 13th century

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