What to see in Galicia (I)

What to see in Galicia (I)

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Discover what to see in Galicia

Visiting Galicia and wondering what to see? The following are the main points that you should not miss. It is advisable to make a daily planning of what to see in order to make the most of your time in Galicia and enjoy its beauty.

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Cies Island

The Cíes Islands are located in Pontevedra, in front of the Vigo estuary. It is a site that is part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia. It is a protected natural area of great beauty. If you are going to visit them, keep in mind that the number of visits that can be made per day is limited, so it is best to book the relevant ticket.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia and also one of the 15 cities declared World Heritage Sites in Spain. If you are in the city you can not miss the Plaza del Obradoiro, visit the Cathedral, the Plaza de Quintana and the Monastery of San Martin Pinario, among others. It is probably today next to Rome and Jerusalem the main place of pilgrimage of Western Christianity. It is also the seat of one of the oldest universities in Spain founded in 1495.

A Coruña

In A Coruña you can not miss sites such as the Tower of Hercules, declared a World Heritage Site in Spain, sites such as the Plaza de María Pita, and discover the whole area of its historic center.

Cathedrals Beach


Combarro is one of the most beautiful municipalities along the Pontevedra estuary.

Sea lovers can not miss this beautiful area with its beautiful hórreos (granaries) and cruceiros (crossroads). The charm of its streets and corners will be fundamental to enjoy the area.

Playa As Catedrais

As Catedrais Beach is one of the most beautiful. This is possible due to the erosion of water and wind that have generated an incredible landscape of arches, columns and shapes that resemble cathedrals, hence its name.

In some months of the year the visits that can be made are limited, so it is best to inquire about it.


Rivadabia is a beautiful village located in Ourense that stands out for its Jewish quarter, one of the best preserved in Spain today.

In addition, there are also points of incredible beauty such as the Romanesque church of Santo Domingo, the temples of O Portal, San Francisco, Santa María and San Juan, and the Sarmiento castle, among others.


For its part, Allariz is a perfect place for nature lovers. It is a municipality surrounded by chestnut trees and has a medieval layout with must-see spots. Among them are San Martiño de Pazó, the Collegiate Church of Xunqueira de Ambía, the Sanctuary of Santa Mariña de Augas Santas, etc. In short, a place with a lot of charm that you will be able to know when you go to Galicia.

Cañón Do Sil

The Cañón Do Sil is located in the Ribera Sacra. It is a unique site that at certain points reaches 500 meters of vertical drop. It is a perfect place to visit for wine lovers. In the area there are many wineries and it is also a place with unique views, something that can be seen thanks to the fantastic viewpoint it has.