Galicia Local Customs

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Galicia Local Customs

  • Bag Pipes

    If you thought Bag Pipes were a Scottish invention you'd be wrong: it's celtic and as Galicia is celtic too you can hear the delightful sounds of the Gaita here too!Their folk music in general if very similar to that of Scotland and Ireland too. It made me very homesickf for Scotland as we drove through the Gellego countryside listening to DOA's...

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  • Never give a straight answer

    There is a saying that if you meet a galician on the stairs, you don't know whether he is going up or down.There is a tendency in Galicia to answer a question with a question, which can make asking for directions rather interesting.

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  • Football

    As all the Spanish the Galician love football. I think football become a Local Custom. :-)If you like football (soccer) in Vigo there is the Real Clube Celta.And A Coruña has the R.C Deportivo de la Coruña, both from the Spanish league.http://www.depor.com/http://www.celtavigo.net/

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  • When,When and How to Go Out in Galicia.

    On a Friday or Saturday night in Spain you usually go out for dinner at 10 O'clock and then hit the bars or Botellon (street party) at 12 o' Clock (yes that late! The bars are empty before then unless they serve tapas too!). Then the people usually head to a nightclub at around 3am and stay there until they are thrown out (usually around 7 in the...

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  • Shop Opening Times and Holidays

    Shops usually open fom about 9 in the morning and close at 2pm (in Spain the morning (mañana) is considered to be up to 2pm not 12pm). They then open again in the afternoon at about 5:30-6 until 9-9:30.In Spain there is no evening time they call it afternoon (tarde) right up to nightime (noche).Many shops may close Saturay afternoons and all day...

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  • Galego/ Gallego

    If you speak Spanish and go to Galicia and don't understand a thing, don't worry maybe it's because they are speaking Galego which is their own language. It was suppressed under Franco (the Spanish dictator) which is quite ironic because he was in fact from Gallicia! The language is called galago by the people from Galicia and Gallego by the...

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  • Gallego

    Here they speak a language known as gallego and if you think cuz you know spanish you'll know it- no doesn't work that way. Gallego is totally different to castellano and people even say it's very similar to portugese!

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  • Fishing

    Galicia’s coast shows a lot of fishing villages. Fishing is probably amongst the main economic activities of this Autonomous Community, due to its extended coast bordering the Atlantic Ocean. Galicia was once the main supplier for the whole Spain concerning fish, although this reality changed a bit in recent years due to the fact that “sea stocks”...

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  • Gallego

    Spain’s language is the castellano – the language commonly known as Spanish. But some Autonomous Communities, due to its own particular history, have other languages or dialects, some of which are very similar to castellano, being that some other are very different. Galicia is no exception to this and they speak the galego, which is very similar to...

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  • Pulpo

    When visiting Galicia be sure not miss the renowned “pulpo à la Galicia” – it is a typical food cooked with octopus, and I assure you it is absolutely delicious!! Most restaurants in Galicia (mainly those in the coastal areas) will surely show this option on their menus.

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  • Wind

    Galicia is a windy region. When visiting you should carry an extra coat, and also an umbrella as sometimes it rains, even during summer days. On mountains there are infrastructures to generate energy from the wind. Although my photo doesn’t show them clearly, those tall “things” (I don’t know English name for them) are there, dominating the...

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    Calle de Gamboa 12, Pontevedra, Vigo, 36202, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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    N-634, Km 559- A Devesa, Ribadeo, 27796, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

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    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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    Lugar De Escaselas S/N, Finisterre, 15155, es

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

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    Rua Arquitecto Jesus Valverde, Baiona, Galicia, 36300, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

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