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What to see and do in Galicia – a guide to notable attractions and landmarks

From sacred pilgrimage sites to ancient Celtic and Roman ruins, Galicia has plenty of historic sites to explore.  Wander through cobblestone streets of Santiago de Compostela, relax in the therapeutic waters of the spa-town of Mondariz or sip on a Galician wine in a local bodega (wine cellar) in Ourense.  

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Where to stay in Galicia – a neighborhood guide

From small self-catered cottages to family poolside villas, swanky hotels to luxury spa resorts, Galicia has a bundle of accommodation options to suit all budgets. Enjoy a cultural stay in Santiago de Compostela, retreat to a spa haven in Mondariz or seek out a beach break in Vigo. Whatever you choose, however, you’ll be sure to find yourself soaking up the relaxed flavor of northern Spain. 

A Galicia shopping guide – where to shop and what to buy

The birthplace of now international super-brand, Zara, Galicia has some serious buying power in terms of shopping. From artisan crafts to antique jewelry, gastronomic gifts to designer brands, Galicia has an abundance of places to splash your hard-earned cash. Head to one of the countless shopping centers to hunt down designer brands, peruse the shops dotted along A Coruña’s Calle Real or stop by Santiago de Compostela’s Old Town to discover some eclectic boutiques. 

Where to eat in Galicia – a food and dining guide

With a rugged coastline and wet climate suitable for crop-growing, Galicia makes the most of its fertile land. From hearty bean and vegetable stews to freshly caught seafood and shellfish, Galicia is rich in authentic Spanish cuisine. Complemented by locally-produced wines, including the famed Albariño grape, drinking and dining in Galicia is a cultural experience. 

A Guide to Galicia – sparkling rías, sacred pilgrimages and sumptuous seafood

Containing a rocky coastline preserved by secluded coves, flowing estuaries and sheltered fishing ports; Galicia’s unparalleled natural beauty bolsters its nickname as the ‘land of a thousand rivers’.  A picturesque corner of north-west Spain steeped in local history and culture, a distinct regional flavor radiates throughout the province. Inland, you’ll find lush pine woods and verdant valleys, while on the outskirts; extensive mountain ranges and rugged cliffs predominate. 

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