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Culture of Galicia. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Pontevedra de noche Those wishing to see beautiful palaces and medieval fortresses, religious monuments and unique medieval buildings are sure to visit Galicia. The region has both large tourist centers striking with an abundance of attractions and small towns with their unique historical spirit.
Area Major resort area is situated in the very heart of Galicia. This scenic area is widely known for its vast sand beaches, which are never crowded. Tourists can take sun baths and watch … Open
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the region. The Cathedral with relics of St. James the Greater is its main landmark. This unique religious monument attracting thousands of pilgrims to the city is interesting from an architectural point of view. In addition to this religious monument, the city has a very interesting ancient university, the scenic Gelmirez Palace and the Collegiate Church of Santa Maria del Sar.
A lot of interesting landmarks can be found in La Coruna that is often called the ‘city of contrasts.’ It is the oldest city in the region; however, its attractive modern look is simply amazing. It features the old Roman lighthouse and several beautiful churches in the Romanesque style; the Museum of Fine Arts never ceases to attract connoisseurs of art. While walking around the city, vacationers can see a lot of beautiful old buildings next to impressive monuments of modern architecture. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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
Fans of scenic walks have to visit the city of Vigo; it is the largest fishing port in the region. Foreign visitors would be fond of the historic center with its medieval buildings. Roman walls housing a lot of interesting sights can be called the main symbol of Lugo. One of the most beautiful buildings in the city is the Cathedral; this unique religious monument has managed to survive to the present day in its original form.
Coruña Two important religious monuments, the incomparable Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina and the Cathedral of Santa Maria la Mayor, are situated in Pontevedera. Tui is famous because of its old cathedral featuring a nice patio. Currently it is open to the public, so absolutely everyone can appreciate the beauty of the old building.
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Not far from the Prado Museum, there are two other iconic museums, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofia Museum. Together they create a golden triangle of the capital's art. The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum features a collection of paintings by the most famous artists from the 13th century to the present day. These include Memling, Holbein, Monet, Renoir, Degas, Picasso, Dali, and Chagall. The museum of Queen Sofia houses paintings of artists of the 20th century. The most famous among them is the Guernica by Picasso. There is also the Maritime Museum, the Museum of America, the Museum of the Jamon, National Anthropological, Archaeological Museums, and the Museum of Romanticism in Madrid. … Open
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Galicia

Culture guide to Galicia. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Galicia: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Galicia. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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