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Sightseeing in Galicia - what to see. Complete travel guide

Pontevedra de noche 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 culture could find entertainment there. Oddly enough, most foreigners prefer so-called rural tourism. Travelers like to settle in small family hotels away from civilization and enjoy the splendor of nature. Most of the cozy hotels are located in the foothills. Numerous tourist routes covering the most notable historical and natural places originate there.
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
Galicia features the famous pilgrimage center Santiago de Compostela annually attracting thousands of Catholics. The city is considered the capital of the province and the most beautiful settlement of these places. Its main attraction is the Cathedral, which was rebuilt several times; today, it is the architectural monument of indescribable beauty.
Another attractive city lies at the sea shore; it is La Coruna famous due to its numerous monuments of antiquity. Guests of the city are recommended to see the Roman lighthouse, which age is more than two thousand years. Sights of the later period are represented by local balconies, elegant glazed facades that have the greatest extent in the world. These unique architectural structures become the hallmark of the city. It’s worth to visit the old fishing district in Vigo and feast on seafood specialties in one of the local restaurants. Copyright
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 … Open
Lugo cherishes monuments of medieval architecture; the town is surrounded by walls built during reign of the Roman Empire. Pontevedra that is the second most important town after the capital can boast a variety of historical sites. Fans of ecotourism are advised to go to the Rias Altas, as the most beautiful beaches of the province and several pretty fishing villages are located there. Hikers would like Rias Baixas more because of its numerous parks and reserves. Magnificent resorts, fine cuisine and atmosphere of hospitality have made ​​Galicia the center of world tourism.
Coruña Galicia attracts travelers with its identity and naturalness. Despite the large population in the region, it has unique pristine nature. Like many years ago, you can visit tiny villages in Galicia where the way of living has not changed for over a hundred years. Here, traditional dishes are cooked according to old recipes, trade is plied, and beautiful national holidays are celebrated. Galicia is a special region of Spain that lacks any tourist bustle and typical entertainments.
Seafood for locals is not just daily food, but the most important national symbol too. Many indigenous people dedicate their entire life to seafood harvesting and making crafts of it; this … Open
One of the most beautiful places is located in the surroundings of La Coruna. There is a fabulous wild beach that gained the scary name of the Death Coast many years ago. The matter is that there are coral reefs near the coast, because of which many ships wrecked. This fact doesn’t belittle the advantages of the coast that is considered as one of the most beautiful in the country. Divers come here to admire unique reefs and to see old sunken ships.
Puesta de Sol en Samil On the territory of Galicia, there is a unique attraction, the Hercules Tower. This old lighthouse was built in the times of the Roman Empire. It is a miracle that it has survived after hundreds of years. Nature admirers usually visit local resorts in summer. In winter, it attracts more fans of skiing and other winter entertainments.
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 … Open
The most famous ski resort is Manzaneda. It attracts with its well-developed infrastructure and high-quality ski routes. At the resort, there are upscale and modest hotels, a lot of restaurants, and cafes with reasonable prices. The resort is suitable for beginners. Here, they can train under the guidance of experienced instructors.
Pazo de Raxoi - Santiago de Compostela In the submontane area in Galicia, there are a lot of round-the-clock hotels. In summer, they attract fans of hiking tourism. The northern coast of the region is very popular with fans of the health tourism. There are vast eucalyptus groves near the beaches, so the air at the coast is rich with essential oils and rare minerals. The usual beach recreation in this unique place may become a really effective treatment procedure.
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Map of all castles
Survived castles around Galicia
♥   Castle 'Castle of Soutomaior' , 44.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle da Rocha Forte' , 47.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Sobroso' , 49.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Torres do Oeste' , 49.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Alcázar of Milmanda' , 49.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Galicia
♥   Natural Park 'Monte Aloia' , 71.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'Complexo Dunar de Corrubedo e Lagoas de Carregal e Vixán' , 73.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Peneda-Gerês' , 82.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Natural Park 'O Invernadeiro' , 83.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cave 'Cova dels Vells' , 85.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Galicia from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Santiago de Compostela

From the series “The most interesting UNESCO sites in Spain”
Several ancient monasteries are also preserved in the city. San Martin Pinario deserves special attention. It was founded in the 16th century. The monastery occupies a magnificent building. The School of Theology has been working here for the last few years. The hotel for pilgrims is open in the monastery in the summer. Absolutely everyone can spend a few days in it. The ancient monastery of Santo Domingo de Bonaval is also of great historical value. A gorgeous park with an area of 37 000 square meters surrounds it. … Read further
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