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Galicia and Asturias Travel Guide

Mondoñedo

Founded in 1156, this town was one of the seven capitals of the kingdom of Galicia from the 16th to early 19th century. The cathedral, consecrated in 1248, has a museum, a bishop's tomb with inlaid stone, and medieval murals showing St. Peter and the Slaying of the Innocents. The cathedral dominates the ancient Plaza Mayor, where a medieval pageant and market are held the

first Sunday in August. The quiet streets and squares are filled with old buildings, monasteries, and churches, and include a medieval Jewish quarter.

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