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Cuisine of Galicia for gourmets. Places for dinner - best restaurants

Iglesia de Santa María de Beade National cuisine of Galicia would impress people that are fond of seafood dishes. Travelers won’t be able to find such a grand selection of fish and shellfish in any other region of Spain. Every morning, local fishermen deliver piles of fresh seafood to restaurants and markets. It’s worth noting that treats are cooked using only fresh seafood, as frozen products and those stored for several days are very rare.
Every region of Galicia has its own historical landmarks. Some of them are well-known far out of the country. San Francisco Monumento hotel is one of the symbols of Santiago de Compostela. … Open
Persebes is considered to be one of the most expensive local delicacies; those are sea truffles that are very dangerous to harvest. These sea delicacies grow on coastal rocks of uninhabited islands; they become a harvest of the most experienced fishermen only.
The favorite delicacy of locals are sardines; natives even dedicated an amazing festival to this common food. Method of cooking sardines is very simple; they are usually strung on small wooden skewers and roasted over an open fire or grill. Virtually all local restaurants will offer travelers to taste zarzuela. It is assorted fish of several varieties complemented with crustaceans and shellfish. Copyright
Galicia is famous for its beautiful beaches, magnificent forests and historical monuments, which are known far beyond the borders of Spain. Both fans of ecotourism and those interested in … Open
Among snacks, calamares fritos are worth mentioning; these are delicate squid rings fried in batter and cooked with various spices. Steamed shellfish is also among popular national delicacies. It is always served with amazing sauces emphasizing the taste of dishes. Shrimp lovers have to taste gambas al ajillo; this is a special kind of large shrimp served with garlic sauce.
Santiago de Compostela Guests of the region would have an opportunity to diversify their meal with excellent meats. Moreover, Galicia produces gorgeous cheeses and vegetables. Hearty empanadas pies with various fillings, grilled lacon con grelos with fresh vegetable salad and delicious filloas pancakes - these are only a few national dishes, which are definitely worth a try. Local wines can be a great complement for food; Albariño is considered the most popular variety.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Galicia and surroundings

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Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Galicia
♥   Restaurant 'La Molinera' Lalín. Type - Traditional cuisine. 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Cabanas' Lalín. Type - Traditional cuisine. 9.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Villa Verde' Ponte Ulla. Type - Traditional cuisine. 31.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Casa Brandariz' Dombodán. Type - Home cooking. 32.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'O Balado' Boqueixón. Type - Traditional cuisine. 33.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Nova' Ourense. Type - Traditional cuisine. 34.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Porta da Aira' Ourense. Type - Traditional cuisine. 34.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Adega San Cosme (Casa Sindo)' Ourense. Type - Regional cuisine. 35 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'A Taberna' Ourense. Type - Traditional cuisine. 35 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique sights around Galicia

Santiago de Compostela

From the series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
A unique historical area with many incredible attractions is also preserved in the ancient city of Santiago de Compostela. Obradoiro Square is usually the starting point of sightseeing programs. Several outstanding historical sites are located right on the square. A beautiful cathedral is among them. The very first church was built on its site almost a thousand years ago. It was rebuilt many times during this period. The cathedral is a unique architectural monument today. It combines features of different styles. … Read further
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Cuisine and restaurants in the neighbours of Galicia

Travel notes on best cuisine and restaurants of Galicia (Spain) on Famous recipes and traditional dishes and courses in Galicia restaurants. Where to eat - our recommendations on popular places in Galicia, where you can taste delicious meal and also spend a good time with your friends. - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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