RECOMMENDED PLACE TO VISIT:
- Santiago de Compostela
The major sight in Santiago is the enormous Baroque cathedral. This is the end point for all travelers who do the “Camino de Santiago” or Road to Santiago originating from parts in Spain, Portugal and even France. It is said that pilgrims are promised 50 percent off their time in purgatory if they visit.
Situated in the banks of the river Miño, this city was conquered by the Romans in the 2nd century AD and was renamed Lucus Augusti. The whole of the city is surrounded by rock walls that served as ancient fortifications. It is locally called “la muralla” and is the best preserved ancient wall in Spain. This city also houses a major cathedral which is dedicated to The Virgin of the Large Eyes. Not to be missed is the provincial museum that contains Celtic and Roman finds, biggest collection of sundials and the typical Galician ceramics called Sargadelos.
- O Grove, As Rias Baixas
A famous fishing town situated on the river of Arousa and connected via a bridge to the famous island of La Toja, where the La Toja brand soap is made. It has the most concentration of restaurants that specialize in seafood. Ever year in October they celebrate the Seafood Festival which is famous worldwide. It also has a vast number of beaches and scenery. The La Toja island is known from antiquity for its medicinal waters to cure skin diseases. It is exclusively for tourism and has many sport facilities, luxury hotels and recreation areas. A magnificent forest surrounds a spa and near it, there is church made entirely of sea shells on the exterior of the facade. One can see women selling their jewelry made entirely of sea shells collected from the local beaches.
- A Pontenova
Located between Galicia and Asturias this town got its name from a bridge that crosses the river Eo. It is mostly know for its iron ore mine and the five large furnaces that stand out from other buildings in the area. This town is mostly know for its trout and antique festivals.
This small town is situated near the sea and is six kilometers from the city of Pontevedra. It is mostly known for its popular Galician architecture called horreos, granaries and roadside crosses. The horreos are a type of storage building where in the past they stored foods for the family home, especially corn and potatoes and occasionally ham and fish.