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!
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 »
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 »
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