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It was raining during most of my early October visit to the Pazo Santa Cruz de Rivadulla, so I wasn't able to take many photos. However, this picture shows what I consider to be the high point of the palace's gardens: An olive grove with trees from the 15th, 16th, and 17th Centuries.

This part of Spain is known more for acorns than olives, and olive groves on this scale aren't a common sight in the Galician countryside.


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The olive trees in this section of the grove are said to be from the 15th Century. The ancient, gnarled trees continue to produce a crop of olives every year.


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These cows in a nearby field were much younger than the olive trees. (Note the grapevines at the back of the pasture.)

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Galician Palace Gardens:
Introduction
Pazo de Oca
Pazo Santa Cruz de Rivadulla

Also see:
Santiago de Compostela
The Pilgrimage Road to Santiago (book review)