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 Relax after a wonderful meal on the beach in front of Area Grande or take a stroll along the coastal footpath next to the large car park for a relaxing end to your meal.
Local Tip Take a walk around the gardens and see inside the chapel.
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 »
Mark Knopfler, formerly from Dire Straits & extraordinary guitar player returns to Santiago just after the St. James celebrations! Famous for songs like “Sultans Of Swing”, “Romeo And Juliet” and “Walk Of Life”. The first 1000 tickets are on sale for 35€ normal price is 45€ Tickets are on sale with Ticketmaster. more »
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 »
The small green peppers from Padrón are famous throughout Galicia and Spain for their delicious flavour. This fiesta pays tribute to the pepper which is fried in olive oil and served with a sprinkle of sea salt. It's great with bread and a glass of white wine. more »
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 »
"People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home" - Dagobert D. Runes