Betanzos is easy to access, with exits off of two major roads (A6 and AP9). It was named "Brigantium" by the Romans as a hill fort and is one of the original seven capitals of the Old Kingdom of Galicia.
The road into downtown and the Iglesia de Santo Domingo
seemingly deserted during a summer afternoon siesta stroll.
The town is marked by three Gothic churches, Santa Maria do Azogue, Santiago (of which, for some reason, we have no photos), and San Francisco, known for its sarcophagus with the remains of Fernán Pérez Andrade, a Galician knight. The tomb is decorated with hunting images.
Iglesia de San Francisco de Betanzos, erected in 1387 over another church from the 13th century.
Iglesia de Santa Maria do Azogue
and its main portal
While we were there, there was an public art display of flags hanging from many town buildings, making for a lovely, colorful landscape.
Looking for a new career? Betanzos has a course for your future as a baker or butcher... no candlestick makers though. Sorry, Mother Goose.
The town had no formal plan, so you never know what lurks around corners.
Betanzos has many options for tasty treats and pretty views...perfect for an afternoon stroll.
Do you prefer exploring small towns or big cities? What is one thing you like to do in each place you visit?