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...
Local Tip The Parador is a museum steeped in history so learn about its origins as a hostel for pilgrims and as a hospital, you can read the plaques in English and Spanish on how the building evolved over the centuries
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 »
The 51st shellfish festival is held in O Grove in the province of Pontevedra. This festival is not only of national tourist interest but generates visitors from throughout the world attracted to the gastronomy of this fishing port. This town stands between the inlets of Arousa and Pontevedra, just beyond the famous beach of A Lanzada, in the... more »
"If at some point you don't ask yourself, 'What have I gotten myself into?' then you're not doing it right" - Roland Gau