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 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...
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 »
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 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 »
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 »
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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