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Green Spain

Forget the flamenco. What about some stirring reels from a Galician piper? Spain is a land of many parts, the more so since the blessed departure of the dour Franco years. Far from the sun-scorched beaches of the Andalucian coast, beyond the treeless plains of Castile, a different Spain awaits, a land of cloud-fringed crags and lush green meadows. Whoever passes this way crosses paths with the pilgrims who, for centuries, have followed the Camino de Santiago across northern Spain to Santiago de Compostela, where St James the Apostle supposedly lies buried.

Green Spain extends from the stylish and old-established beach resorts of the Basque coast, notably Hondarribia and San Sebastian, along the foot of the Picos de Europa to the misty meadows of Galicia. The Basque Country, Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia are all self-governing regions in their own right, but some things they hold in common: a zest for life, and in particular a love of eating well.

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The marina at San Sebastian
The marina at San Sebastian
Seaside carousel at San Sebastian
Seaside carousel at San Sebastian
Parte Vieja (the Old Port), San Sebastian
Parte Vieja (the Old Port), San Sebastian
Old Casino at dusk, San Sebastian
Old Casino at dusk, San Sebastian
Bahia La Concha, San Sebastian
Bahia La Concha, San Sebastian
Bahia La Concha, San Sebastian
Bahia La Concha, San Sebastian
Bahia La Concha, San Sebastian
Bahia La Concha, San Sebastian
El Peine de Viento on the shoreline at San Sebastian
El Peine de Viento on the shoreline at San Sebastian
Father & daughter chefs, San Sebastian, Spain
Father & daughter chefs, San Sebastian, Spain
Fresh food, San Sebastian
Fresh food, San Sebastian
Waymarker in the Basque Country
Waymarker in the Basque Country
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
Castro Urdiales, Cantabria
Castro Urdiales, Cantabria
Ria San Vicente, Cantabria
Ria San Vicente, Cantabria
Arredondo, a rural hotel near Llanes, Asturias
Arredondo, a rural hotel near Llanes, Asturias
Llanes, Asturias
Llanes, Asturias
Sculptural installation at Llanes, Asturias
Sculptural installation at Llanes, Asturias
Sculptural installation at Llanes
Sculptural installation at Llanes
Villaviciosa on the Atlantic coast of Asturias
Villaviciosa on the Atlantic coast of Asturias
Asturian horreo or granary
Asturian horreo or granary
Asturian horreo or granary
Asturian horreo or granary
Pouring cider at a sidreria in Gijon, Asturias
Pouring cider at a sidreria in Gijon, Asturias
Oviedo Cathedral, Asturias
Oviedo Cathedral, Asturias
Oviedo Cathedral, showing slots for pilgrim ladders
Oviedo Cathedral, showing slots for pilgrim ladders
Santillana del Mar
Santillana del Mar
Mother & son hoteliers, Castropol
Mother & son hoteliers, Castropol
Hotel Palacete de Penalba, Castropol
Hotel Palacete de Penalba, Castropol
Castropol on the Ria do Eo, Asturias
Castropol on the Ria do Eo, Asturias
Asturian coast at Faro Vidio
Asturian coast at Faro Vidio
Razorback clams, Galicia
Razorback clams, Galicia
Favourite Galician appetisers
Favourite Galician appetisers
Forest park, Guitiriz (Lugo), Galicia
Forest park, Guitiriz (Lugo), Galicia
Monastery, Lourenza, Galicia
Monastery, Lourenza, Galicia
Tiled roofs of Furelos, on the Camino de Santiago
Tiled roofs of Furelos, on the Camino de Santiago
Waymarker on the Camino at Furelos, Galicia
Waymarker on the Camino at Furelos, Galicia
Medieval bridge at Furelos, Galicia
Medieval bridge at Furelos, Galicia
Faces in Furelos
Faces in Furelos
Pilgrims passing through Furelos
Pilgrims passing through Furelos
Pilgrims pass a 12th C. church at Melide, Galicia
Pilgrims pass a 12th C. church at Melide, Galicia
Pilgrims arriving at Santiago de Compostela
Pilgrims arriving at Santiago de Compostela
St James welcomes pilgrims to the Catedral del Apostol
St James welcomes pilgrims to the Catedral del Apostol
St James welcoming pilgrims
St James welcoming pilgrims
Catedral de Apostol, Santiago de Compostela
Catedral de Apostol, Santiago de Compostela
Catedral de Apostol, Santiago de Compostela
Catedral de Apostol, Santiago de Compostela
Pilgrims' end in Santiago de Compostela
Pilgrims' end in Santiago de Compostela
Galician piper, busking at Finisterre
Galician piper, busking at Finisterre
Granite slab at Murxia, Galicia, is said to guard against back pain
Granite slab at Murxia, Galicia, is said to guard against back pain