View of Santiago de Compostela from Pedroso Mount, Galicia, Spain
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View of Santiago de Compostela from Pedroso Mount

Galicia

Galicia is a land of mysteries and surprises. Pilgrims from all over the world converge on Santiago de Compostela which is a majestic and ancient capital situated in the heart of Galicia.
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Termas Outariz

Local Tip We recommend a bath in the japanese hot and cold mineralised pools/waters which for just over 5 euros is great value for money. To really appreciate the outstanding setting of this spa park approach from the...

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Albariño Wine Festival ,Cambados

Albariño Wine Festival ,Cambados

31 Jul - 4 Aug

Cambados is located in the Arousa estuary in ana area known as Salnés famous for its sunsets and home to the poet Ramón Cabanillas. The landscape is full of vines where the grapes of the celebrated Albariño wine ripen. The sun terraces of stone manor houses originally built as defence towers look out over beautiful landscapes. Cambados... more »

Festas do Monte A Guarda

Festas do Monte A Guarda

1 Aug - 10 Aug

Festas do Monte is held in A Guarda every August and is now recognised as being of Galician-wide significance.There are a range of sporting,cultural and childrens activities throughout the week. It's famous for its wild celebrations comprising of numerous traditional/folk/sailor's bands playing in groups wearing different colours and marching... more »

Octopus Festival O Carballiño

Octopus Festival O Carballiño

10 Aug

The Octopus Festival (fiesta del pulpo or polbo in galician) is celebrated in the central park (Parque Municipal) of O Carballiño near Ourense and has been declared of national tourist interest. It's one of the most popular gastronmic festivals in Galicia and pays tribute to the octopus which is the most typical dish from O Carballiño. ... more »

Cycling Tour of Spain

Cycling Tour of Spain

23 Aug - 14 Sep

The tour of Spain 2014(69th Vuelta a España) takes place from Saturday August 23rd to Sunday September 14th and starts in Jerez de la Frontera but finishes in Galicia at Santiago de Compostela. There will be 21 stages and will cover a total distance of 3,182 kilometres. The tour stages in Galicia are : 10th September , 174 kms... more »

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El Invernadero del Pazo de Santa Cruz

El Invernadero del Pazo de Santa Cruz means the greenhouse of Santa Cruz manor house! Surrender to the charms of a unique place. more »

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Restaurante Area Grande

Restaurante Area Grande is superbly located, close to the Area Grande beach with breath-taking views looking out towards the Atlantic Ocean and Monte Santa Tecla. more »

Galicia Photos

Wine Tasting, Ribeira Sacra

Wine Tasting, Ribeira Sacra

Os Ancares

Os Ancares

Cross,Pazo de Santa Cruz

Cross,Pazo de Santa Cruz

Plaza Obrodoiro

Plaza Obrodoiro

Completed Pilgrimage

Completed Pilgrimage

St. James Way

St. James Way

Os Ancares

Os Ancares

Pedreira hieroglyph/Oia Monastery!

Pedreira hieroglyph/Oia Monastery!

The remains of St. James

The remains of St. James

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