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 Don't forget to visit the viewpoint with information board with spectacular,panoramic views of the River Sil Canyon and try some of the wines with Sonya in their tasting room which is situated above the shop.
Local Tip Make sure you go for a walk outside to appreciate the amazing views of the complex of buildings and Vigo estuary and you can also stroll to the beach for a quick bathe.
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 »
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 »
"A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles" - Tim Cahill