As Fonte Beach Vigo Spain

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All the places in the world have history and all sorts of stories to count to its neverending list of memories. There are those that are happy, yet, we always seem to remember the sad stories better.

One such story happens to be about this calm beach at the Galician coast in Ría de Vigo.
The beautiful part is the sea, its small size makes it very cozy, its cold water, wakes up our senses, and the romantic tunnel that comes from the other side of the street to come to the beach.

Not long ago, Spain suffered a bitter Civil War. It was the year 1936, when our society was split into two: two parts that still could not have healed its wounds.

As in many other places, between the confusion and the fear, the two bands committed many atrocities. In our little beach, a small stone monument serves as a remembrance to those people who were forced to move out of their homes and die in this beautiful place.

This type of place serves as perpetual reminder of what human beings must never do but always seems to forget!

written by jaalvarez on 2011-02-07 in #world #locations #galicia #travel-destination #historia #vigo #playa #1936 #fusilamiento #history #espana #shot #spain #sand #memory #war #arena #jaalvarez #beach #story #memoria #guerra

3 Comments

  1. jaalvarez
    jaalvarez ·

    The title is wrong ... It must be: "As Fontes" beach ("The fountains beach").

  2. basho
    basho ·

    Why is it that the worst things always happen in the most beautiful places?

  3. paper_doll
    paper_doll ·

    beautiful and sad story. good location as always @jaalvarez.

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