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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Local Tip Take a walk around the gardens and see inside the chapel.
Local Tip One of our favourite accompanied trips which is very affordable at 40€ for 2 hours on the water is upstream as far as the River Verdugo. Don't forget to finish the day with a nice meal in Restaurant Laurel...
The Portuguese Coastal Way is a stunning alternative route of the Portuguese Camino de Santiago so most of my account concentrates on my coastal...more »
Nowadays 'pilgrims' of all types walk the Camino de Santiago, or Saint James Way, to the majestic cathedral city of Santiago de Compostela, often taking the opportunity to reflect on life and to...more »
Among Galicia's many hidden delights are its famous therapeutic spring and sea water spas. With hundreds of natural geothermal springs and, of...more »
This is the 47th fiesta held in the village of Lalin to celebrate one of the great,typical gastronomic Galican dishes "Cocido Gallego", boiled pork. This ancient, rural recipe includes a variety of smoked pig meats boiled and cooked,along with potatoes/vegetables and chorizos, in an old and large pot of stew, a "Pote".... more »
Fiesta de la Arribada in Baiona commemorates the arrival of Martín Alonso Pinzón, on 1 March 1493 in his ship "Pinta" to spread the news of his discovery of the New World (America and trade route to East Indies). Local residents dress up in fancy costumes and there is a procession/ beach activities where scenes from the previous... more »
"Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life" - Jack Kerouac