If, like they say, everyone chooses their destination, in Galicia there is a destination made to your measure. Do you like art or culture? Or are you the adventurous type that prefers nature? Perhaps you would like to relax in a spa and taste the best seafood in the world. In Galicia there is all this and much more.
There are Cities that are comfortable to visit, thriving and full of history. And there are estuaries and beaches, natural areas, places that are perfect for a sightseeing tour. And there are the essentials, those things that make Galicia a unique place in the world.
Discover A Coruña
Located in the region of Galicia, in the northwest of Spain, Its impressive Costa da Morte, with important maritime ecosystems, steep cliffs, dunes and fishing villages with traditional lighthouses and beaches, stands out.
The inland is characterized by its mountains and green valleys. Outstanding spaces include the As Mariñas Coruñesas and Terras do Mandeo Biosphere Reserve, the Fragas do Eume Natural Park and the Corrubedo Dune Complex.
In the city of A Coruña, capital of the province, a visit to Torre de Hércules lighthouse, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, is essential. Another fundamental stop is Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and the final destination of the Camino de Santiago, also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, as well as the Old City of Santiago de Compostela. Of its festivities, stands out the International Festival of Celtic World of Ortigueira and Santiago Apóstol’s one, of International Tourist Interest. In gastronomy, the quality of the seafood is famous.
Located in the north of Spain, al also in the north of Galicia, Its capital is the city of Lugo, whose Roman Wall is declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The province is characterized by a great contrast of its landscapes, with both mountainous and coastal areas with impressive beaches such as As Catedrais.
Inland, there are nature relevant areas such as Terra do Miño Biosphere Reserve and part of Eo, Oscos y Terra de Burón and Ancares ones. In addition, the province is part of the Camino de Santiago, on whose route through this area the visitor finds monasteries and Romanesque churches of interest. In gastronomy, Lugo stands out especially for its seafood and dishes such as ‘pulpo á feira’ or ‘lacón con grelos’.
Located in the south of the region of Galicia, in northwest Spain, this land is rich in hot springs. There are many places where the traveler can discover the therapeutic properties of its water by bathing in open air.
Of its lush nature, in addition to the Allariz Biosphere Reserve, stands out the Natural Parks of Serra do Xurés, Invernadeiro and Serra da Enciña da Lastra.
Ribeira Sacra and Vía de la Plata are some of the routes that discover the cultural heritage of Ourense, as the monumental places of towns such as Ribadavia. Regarding gastronomy, the octopus and the gastronomic festivals dedicated to this product are famous. The province is also known for producing wonderful Ribeiro’s wines.
Located in the region of Galicia, in northwest Spain, in this province it’s possible to find in a few kilometers both mountains and coast, the ‘Rías Baixas’. Full of places of great beauty and viewpoints around the estuaries, the National Park of Illas Atlánticas and its magnificent beaches stand out.
It is recommendable to go through its Romanesque Route, discover the typical constructions called ‘pazos’ and visit places in Pontevedra such as Marín, with its megalithic monuments; Vilaboa and Poio, with their petroglyphs; A Guarda, Sanxenxo, Cambados or A Illa de Arousa, all with wonderful beaches. It’s also essential the capital city, Pontevedra, and its old town.
The traditions of this region are reflected in festivals such as A Rapa das bestas de Sabucedo, Romería Vikinga of Catoira, Corpus Christi of Ponteareas, A Arribada of Baiona and the Albariño Wine Festival of Cambados, declared of International Tourist Interest. Within the gastronomy of Pontevedra its seafood is very famous (with festivals such as the O Grove’s one), always accompanied by the characteristic wine of this area, Albariño, main character of the Rías Baixas Wine Route.