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Over the river to Spain

sunny 23 °C
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Plaza, Ayamonte

Plaza, Ayamonte

Benches in the plaza, Ayamonte

Benches in the plaza, Ayamonte

Tavern, Ayamonte

Tavern, Ayamonte

Ayamonte wall art

Ayamonte wall art

View from Ayamonte across to Portugal

View from Ayamonte across to Portugal

A train trip (on another sunny day!) took us to Vila Real de San Antonio - a lovely little town - to catch the ferry to Ayamonte, across the river in Spain.

Vila Real has a great old Art Deco station, which is now mostly boarded up, as were a lot of the little station buildings along the way. The town centre was clean and pretty, with a bustling market and lots of little shops, mainly selling linen and towels!

The ferry trip took 15 minutes, and the boat moors just 5 minutes walk from Ayamonte centre and a beautiful plaza. The town is spotless, with lots of little cobbled streets and Spanish architecture, and a hive of activity. We had imagined coming back for a longer stay, but the current financial crisis and massive unemployment means that some things that were of particular interest to us - i.e. the bowls club! - are not the thriving places they once were unfortunately, so we will be looking a little further east, possibly Estepona.

Posted by suziqed 06:32 Archived in Portugal

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