6 ESSENTIAL PLACES OF GALICIA
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6 ESSENTIAL PLACES OF GALICIA
There are many things to see and discover in Galicia, it is a land full of history, culture, architecture, nature and traditions.
We show the 6 essential places of Galicia (and the most beautiful), to organize routes, enjoy nature and feel the force of the sea and the wind.
So enjoy this article. Galicia Travels has selected for you the best of all Galicia
CASTRO DE BAROÑA
The Castro de Baroña is a Celtic fort located in the municipality of Porto do Son (A Coruña), in the Rías Baixas. The origin of this Castro dates back to the Iron Age and it is one of the few in Galicia that is at sea level.
Next to the Castro de Baroña is the Castro beach, important for tourism in Galicia, because it is the beach where most surfing is practiced.
MONTE DO GOZO
Monte do Gozo is a hill (380 meters high) in Santiago de Compostela. It is called that because here the pilgrims of the French Camino see the city of Santiago for the first time and it is a moment of great happiness.
After the Cathedral of Santiago, Monte de Gozo is the most mentioned place on the Camino de Santiago.
At the top of the mountain there is a commemorative moment of the visit that Pope John Paul II made to Santiago during the holy year. It is an imposing sculpture with a cross and a shell, guarded by the figures of two pilgrims.
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It is a natural landscape located between the province of Lugo and Ourense. The area has become famous for the vineyards that crowd the walls of the Sil and Miño river canyons, forming spectacular natural landscapes that every tourist has to see in Galicia..
The best way to discover these landscapes is through the routes that go through all the points of interest. One of the most famous is the route of the viewpoints, where you can see the view of the Miño River, forming the O Cabo do Mundo meander with views of the walls that form the Cañon do Sil.
In the Ribeira Sacra you can see one of the largest concentrations of rural Romanesque in Europe, which can be discovered through the route of the monasteries and the Romanesque route, especially highlighting the Monastery of Santo Estevo, the Monastery of Santa Cristina De Ribas de Sil or the Monastery of San Salvador de Ferreira.
If you do the Camino de Santiago, you cannot leave without seeing the Ribeira Sacra and doing the route of the monasteries.
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ISLAS CÍES - Cies Islands
The Cíes Islands are one of the first things to see in Galicia; It is an archipelago that belongs to the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. The Rías Baixas are located and can only be reached by sea, with departures from the maritime stations of Vigo, Cangas, Baiona, Sanxenxo and Portonovo.
The Rodas beach, the largest of the Cíes Islands, is considered the best beach in the world, a paradisiacal beach with fine white sand, dunes and crystal clear waters.
TheCies Islands, is a specular beaches, have an abundant fauna and flora that create an incomparable ecosystem.
PLAYA DE LAS CATEDRALES - The Cathedrals beach
The Playa de las Catedrales is located in the town of Ribadeo. It was named for its cliffs that, sculpted by the wind and the sea, form impressive arches and vaults.
It is one of the most visited places in Galicia, for this reason the Galician government established a limit on the number of daily visitors to preserve its nature.
Las Catedrales beach was recognized as one of the 7 Natural Wonders of Spain.
The best time to visit Playa de las Catedrales is when the tide is low, because during high tide the beach disappears completely under water.
These are just some wonderful places that can be visited, but there is much more to see in Galicia!