A unique region surrounded by mysticism and places full of magic. Galicia is much more than Santiago. The wild coastline cropped by cliffs, beaches, islands and fishing ports, which bring in arguably the best seafood in Europe. Inland is a labyrinth of deep-green valleys, granite villages, medieval monasteries and old vineyards. Galicia's has a unique cultural identity.
ATLANTIC ISLANDS OF GALICIA NP
If in the past the Cíes were pirate heaven, they are now uninhabited and open to the public only in summer. Thus they are preserved as a natural paradise, without hurry, without traffic. Only the sound of the waves and the wind. But if you miss the noise, go up to the Lighthouse. The views are impressive and you can enjoy a unique spectacle: the screaming of thousands of seagulls (perhaps the largest colony in Europe) on the cliffs
Stretching from Vigo to Ribadeo, the Rias are a unique natural phenomenon. Formed by large estuaries on a rough coastal area of cliffs, rocks and sharp falls combine with broad areas of sand accessible from land or from the sea. The fisherman communities found a natural protection on the Rias, resulting on the numerous ports. From Rías Altas to the Rías Baixas passing by the estuaries of the Costa Ártabra and those of the A Costa da Morte, you have an intricate 1,498 kilometers of coastline to explore.
RIBEIRA SACRA Y CAÑON DEL SIL
Impressive cliffs in an unforgettable landscape. Small centenary monasteries
overlooking the river in the middle of magic forests. On the shores of the Rivers Sil and Miño, of canyons measuring 500 meters in depth, tiny vineyards grow on steep slopes that require a heroic effort.
An unique and amazing place to explore.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Santiago de Compostela, famous pilgrimage site in north-west Spain, is the capital of Galicia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For centuries, thousands of pilgrims have travelled on Saint James’ Way, to reach the Cathedral. According to tradition, this is the burial place of the relics of James the Apostle, discovered in the 9th century. There are several Ways through Portugal and Spain to Santiago, your pilgrimage route will depend on your point of departure.