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 Head for Iglesia de San Nicolás in Calle Diputación, 6 Portomarín and buy the almond cake direct from the shop. The chocolate stones (piedras) make a great gift and treat after all that walking on the...
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 a garden festival in a beautiful location on the banks of the River Arnoia in Allariz in the province of Ourense. Dates: 25 May to 9 November 2013 Opening Times: 11.00h to 14.00h 17.o0h to 21.30h Prices: Entrance - 2€ Retired and group visits - 1€ Local Residents - free with Citizens card. 2015... more »
Come and visit the unspoilt beauty of A Cañiza. The sub region of A Padaranta is the most mountainous and largest natural area in the Rias Baixas. This event is a gathering to be expressed not only in words; a space where the interior is more important to add or reaffirm your creative potential,to play, laugh, mourn ... change ideas. A... more »
Pontereas is located on the River Tea on the road to Mondariz in an area known as O Condado which is rich in archaeological remains from various periods. The area’s best known festival, Corpus Christi, is held during the weekend following “Corpus Christi”, and is famous for its elaborate floral carpets. This is a delicate and ephemeral... more »
The night of the 23rd to the 24th of June marks the highpoint of “magical Galicia”, when the sentiments of its people join forces with nature more strongly than at any other time of the year. Thousands of bonfires are lit on Riazor beach, A Coruña or in the various districts that make up the city that is home to the Tower of Hercules... more »
"Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey" - Fitzhugh Mullan