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Located at the end of its ría, the port of Betanzos, which is now silted up, was the trading centre for the prosperous Las Mariñas valley, supplying La Coruña with all its wheat. Three simple but richly adorned Gothic churches in the town centre reflect this prosperity. The district around them, with its sloping streets lined with glass-galleried houses, has retained its old charm.

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  • Church of San Francisco Interesting

    pl. de Fernán Pérez E - 15300 Betanzos

    Count Fernán Pérez de Andrade, lord of Betanzos and Puentedeume, had this Franciscan convent built near Santa María in 1387, of which only this church remains. It is in the shape of a Latin cross and has a long gothic chevet, but is most remarkable f..

  • Church of Santiago

    pl. de Fernán Pérez E - 15300 Betanzos

    Higher than the preceding churches, this was built in the 15C by the corporation of tailors. The 16C Town Hall is decorated with arcades and a fine sculpted coat of arms.

  • Church of Santa María del Azogue

    C. Santa María E - 15300 Betanzos

    Dates back to the 14C and 15C. The façade is graciously asymmetrical, with an advanced central section with a rose window and portal with jagged archivolt. On either side of the door stand two niches containing statues of the Virgin Mary and the Arch..

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  • Hotel Garelos

    Alfonso IX, 8 E - 15300 Betanzos

    Garelos is set in the centre of Betanzos, and is ideal for those wanting to explore this small city. It has free Wi-Fi. The rooms are all spacious and have wooden floors. They have their own air conditioning, TV and safe. There is a lounge and a ca..

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