The culturally-, gastronomically- and geographically-distinct corner of north-west Spain known as Galicia is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Europe.
Steeped in historic and religious importance, Santiago de Compostela in the heart of Galicia is a truly beguiling town to visit all year round. This iconic town is most famous for being the destination of the pilgrimage route that’s been going for over a century along the Camino de Santiago.
With ancient sites, timeless villages, stunning beaches, medieval castles and breathtakingly beautiful scenery, the peninsula of Peloponnese in southern Greece is a true delight to visit.
La Toxa is a small island, located off the shores of Galicia’s bay known as ‘Rias Baias’. Despite its small size and being just a short distance of approximately 200 metres from the shores of the Rias Baias, La Toxa is a popular place to visit among tourists.
Santiago de Compostela, the capital city of the Galicia region of North West Spain, is a fascinating place to visit all year round. With its landmark 11th century cathedral, iconic Monte do Gozo hill lined with religious sculptures, and being world-renowned as the culmination of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, it’s hardly surprising that each year thousands of travellers from around the world visit this beguiling city.
Galicia is home to many beautiful villages and towns that cling on to a unique culture and heritage and remain untouched by the steady stream of tourism this north-western region of Spain enjoys.
Experience authentic Galician life in the enchanting city of Lugo. Much of the city’s fascinating appeal is owed to the imposing Roman walls that circle the Old Town, considered to be amongst the best-preserved ancient walls in the world.
With its wild Atlantic coastline scattered with cosy coves and interesting inlets, Galicia is a fisherman’s paradise. If you’re heading to the scenic lands of this north-western Spanish province, visiting the following three charming fishing villages of Galicia should make it onto the itinerary of anyone who enjoys fishing or eating seafood.
In the south west of Galicia, there is a landlocked province that does not receive a large number of visitors, mainly due to its geographical position, however, the Ourense province and its capital town of the same name, are well worth a look!
It is easy to understand why Galicia attracts holidaymakers, despite not being in the more touristy areas of the south and east of Spain. It is a land of beauty, with rolling green hills, cliffs punctuated with deep gorges and woodlands of numerous varieties. It is also blessed with fabulous beaches, that are not nearly as crowded as those in other parts of this glorious country.