Why travel to Galicia?


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5 reasons to travel to Galicia, the unmissable of this region

Are you planning to go on vacation and do not know where? Do you want to visit a new place and you don’t know which one? In this article you will find your answers.

If you don’t know the region of Galicia, you don’t know what you’re missing! Choose the days, prepare your bags and come to the Galician region for your holidays, you will not regret it.

1. The food

It might seem quite obvious, but the food in Galicia is something excellent. Octopus a feira, Galician broth and all kinds of seafood: if you come to Galicia you cannot leave without trying these traditional dishes. Another reason to travel to Galicia.

On the streets of cities, coastal or not, you will have no difficulty finding good food, accompanied by a beer.

2. The Coast of Death

One of the most famous tourist destinations is the Costa da Morte, a charming place with deserted beaches, fishing villages and spectacular views.

Towns such as Muxía and Finisterre are part of this area, very important for the Jacobean tradition and the Camino de Santiago.

The somber name is due to the dangerous nature of the Galician coast, the cause of many accidents and the cradle of many shipwrecks in history.

An example was the Prestige disaster of 2002, when the tanker sank off the coast of Muxía, causing one of the greatest ecological disasters in modern history.


3. Muxía and Finisterre

Muxía is a fishing village located on the Costa da Morte, famous for the Virxe da Barca Sanctuary, built between the 16th and 15th centuries facing the ocean. Legends say that the Virgin appeared in a stone boat to encourage the Apostle Santiago and his disciples, and that is why the Sanctuary was dedicated to the Virgin, patron saint of sailors.

Finisterre, the end of the world for the Romans, is known as the end of the Camino de Santiago and famous for the lighthouse and kilometer zero. It is one of the three Finisterre in Europe, along with France and Cornwall in England.

Historians say that Cape Finisterre was chosen as a sacred place by a Celtic population that settled in the area and built their ara solis where the lighthouse now stands.

In addition, those who travel to Fisterra can assure you that the views from the Cape and the nearby Mount Pindo are spectacular and unmissable.

4. The Rias Baixas

The Rías Baixas are located on the Galician coast from Finisterre to Vigo and resemble the jords of Northern Europe. In fact, they are geomorphological accidents, by which the mouths of the rivers have been occupied by the sea.

The Rías Baixas area is also famous for Albariño wine, whose vineyards are located in the province of Pontevedra. Legends say that it was some French monks who brought the Albariño grape to Galicia in the 12th century and planted it in the valleys of the Camino de Santiago.

5. The Beach of the Cathedrals

If you like nature and unique places, Beach of the Cathedrals is perfect for you. It is located in the municipality of Ribadeo in the Marina of Lugo and is a natural monument that is located in the geomorphological formation known as the Rasa Cantábrica. Its most special feature is that it completely disappears under the waters of the sea twice a day, so we will never find dry sand in it. For this reason, it can only be visited at certain times that coincide with low tide and that vary depending on the day. In addition, Praia das Catedrais was chosen as the sixth best beach in the world and second in Europe, according to the Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice award.

So, have you convinced yourself? Come and travel to Galicia, a region full of history, culture and nature, that is why it is worth visiting.

We will wait for you!