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Colors of Galicia - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Puesta de Sol en Samil 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 important element of national culture simply couldn’t escape the attention of foreigners. Every year, O Grove Islands host the amazing Fiesta del marisco, which is visited by about 200,000 people. The history of the holiday extends back over 50 years; during that time its program has being developed and the number of fans has been rising steadily.
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
The festival is held in October; it is visited by famous chefs and culinary critics from different countries, as well as ordinary travelers wishing to taste popular national delicacies. Large white tents are set on the coast; fresh seafood is delivered there.
A huge number of diverse oysters, squid, scallops, shrimp and fish is simply amazing; you can buy the most rare and exquisite seafood at those tents. Chefs consider this seafood to be worth its weight in gold. Exquisite velvet crabs, sea truffles and cuttlefish ink that are actively used in the food industry are sold there. 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
Seafood is cooked on the grill, stewed with spices and baked in delicious cakes. Travelers won’t find a better occasion to taste lobsters and langoustines; the holiday menu knows no bounds. Dishes for holiday are cooked by famous chefs, so they turn out fine.
Pazo de Raxoi - Santiago de Compostela The festival lasts for 9 days; guests are offered to diversify a rich gastronomic program with interesting folklore events. During the holiday, amazing concerts of folk music and dance performances are arranged. There are also exhibitions and competitions, in which absolutely everyone can participate. It’s worth noting that all prizes for contests and competitions consist exclusively of seafood, so the winner may be awarded with a weighty bag of mussels or crabs. No less exotic and original holiday is Festival of wild horses (Rapa das Bestas), which is carried out in early July in Sabusedo; it’s an amazing and exciting holiday.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Galicia and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Galicia
♥   Catedral de San Martiño, Orense, 34.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Catedral de San Antón, Tui, 72.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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
♥   Castle 'Castle of Monforte de Lemos' , 51.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Walls of Lugo' Lugo, 67.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Spain

Spain is home to bullfighting and siesta, which very vividly characterize the mentality of the inhabitants of this country. Passionate and emotional Spaniards are never in a hurry; they are always relaxed and try to enjoy every moment of life. People are very expressive and noisy. They communicate with each other in a high voice, always express their emotions in a bright and open manner. A traveler may think that in Spain all people are familiar. Random companions in the subway or neighbors in the park can communicate with each other as if they know each other for  ages. The Spaniards are very open and friendly; they smile and greet everyone they meet. Bright, stormy speech is complemented by active gesticulation. … Open
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