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 If you are looking for that special occasion and you are in Galicia why not eat at one of the restaurants where the chef is a member of Nove, you are guaranteed a gastronomic feast!
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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 largest event of the year is held in Santiago de Compostela on 25th July - the Festival of St. James which is bank holiday in Galicia. At midnight on the eve of the Day of the Apostle, a fantastic fireworks display is held in Obradoiro Square, including the traditional “burning of the Cathedral façade”.On the morning of the 25th a... 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 »
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