Galicia Off The Beaten Path

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Galicia Off The Beaten Path

  • Melide

    Melide is a small town in the centre of Galicia. Here two important pilgrimage routes to Santiago de Compostela merge and so Melide can get quite crowded during the summer months.There a few churches to visit aswell as the local museum with archeological and ethnographical exhibitions.

  • Hospital de Montouto

    If you're walking the Camino Primitivo towards Santiago, you'll come to some interesting ruins shortly after Fonsagrada. Those are the remains of a hospital which was founded already in the 14th century to provide assistance and shelter for poor pilgrims. Interesting enough the hospital was still in operation well into the 20th century.I just don't...

  • Fonsagrada

    Fonsagrada is a nice little town in the Eastern part of Galicia. It was named after a sacred fountain which is said to have witnessed one of the miracles of Saint James. According to legend he turned the water of the fountain into milk for the children of a poor woman who had helped him out before that.I found the people here being very friendly...

  • Ortigueira

    Ortigueira is a picturesque small town on the Eastern shore of the Rias de Ortigueira. It has a very relaxed feeling about it and is a great place to visit if you want to get away from the crowds. A decent beach is located just a bit out of town and there's a small marina should you be arriving by boat :).

  • Ribadeo

    Ribadeo is a small town with a somewhat crumbling charm. It's situated right at one of those fjord-like rias at the border to Asturias.The main sights of Ribadeo are the convent Santa Clara and an old fortress, aswell as the main square "Plaza de Espana".There's a walkway along the coast towards a small lighthouse called "promenade miradores" which...

  • Horreos

    These small barns are all over the Galician coast and much of Portugal. They are used to dry out stored grain and keep it away from rodents. Every house has one of different size. Look for them.

  • Monte de Santa Tecla.

    This Celtic settlement was discovered in 1913, when a road was opened. Circular buildings can be seen, although there are also oval and square ones, the latter under Roman influence. It was declared a Historic Artistic Monument in 1931.It is amazing to think that there about 100 stone dwellings and they date back to 600-200BC!! They are situated on...

  • Betanzos

    This medieval town just southeast of A Coruna is a quaint visit. A few times a year they celebrate the medieval history and have a festival with full garb. It's worth seeing and occurs most frequently in July.

  • Cambados

    This is a small town in the vicinity of the Rias Baixas. It's just northwest of Pontevedra by about 15 km in the Ria Arousa. This city had such charm that you couldn't help but to wander around.

  • The Little Churches on the way !!!

    Whilst walking " The Camino Ingles " you will pass scores of little churches, they all have something a bit different about them and it is well worthwhile taking time to stop for a little while and take a look around them, Unfortunately a lot of them are locked up but you can still have a Good look around the outside and see some superb...

  • Betanzos

    One of the most interesting towns that you pass through whilst walking the Camino Ingles is Betanzos !! It has three Major churches and a Beautiful town centre !! It makes an Ideal lunch stop and if you are intending going on and staying the night at the refugio at Hospital de Bruma then don't forget that it is the last place en-route to purchase...

  • The Old Tidal Mill of As Acenas

    It is said that there are tentative plans to convert this old mill into a refugio !!?? Wouldn't it make an Excellent one too !!! Views out over the bay to Neda -- Imagine watching the sun go sown from here -- Excellent !! and there isn't a refugio anywhere in the area !!!

  • Convent

    I must confess we got lost sometimes on mountains! We were struggling to find a convent my husband had seen somewhere in time and would love to re-visit, though he couldn’t remember name or location. We thought it might be Monasterio de Ribas de Sil, but when we arrived there we were so sad to discover that Monastery was closed for refurbishment...

  • Sunset

    On warm September afternoons you may enjoy beautiful reddish sunsets on Galicia’s mountainous landscapes. I watched more than once the sunset on mountains, and they never ceased to amaze me – each one of them seemed prettier than previous day.

  • River Sil

    River Sil flows through Galicia’s mountains, providing breathtaking scenarios. Along the winding roads on mountain slopes there are several belvederes from which you may enjoy some of the most beautiful mountainous landscapes I have ever seen. It’s such a green landscape around you. River Sil is also beautiful and sometimes you fell that river has...

  • La Isla de Arosa

    The Arosa Island is a natural space, placed in the heart of Arosa Ria (the ArosaEstuary) that is the greatest of Galicia, with 36 km of coast and 11 km of beaches. It is not much urbanized, it is a perfect place to rest and enjoy the nature.

  • Parque Natural de Carreirón

    It was declared as a Natural park and special zone for birds’ protection by European Community. It occupies all the South part of the Island.

  • Puerto de Chazo

    Puerto de Chazo it is located in the Arosa Island and it is a small fishing port, you can see small fishing boats.


Galicia Hotels

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  • Parador Los Reyes Catolicos

    We stayed three nights at the Parador de Santiago - Hostal Reis Catolicos in May 2013 when we came...

  • Melia Maria Pita

    this is possibly the best hotel in town. But the location was not suitable for the conference my...

  • Hotel Puerta Gamboa

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Parador de Pontevedra

    We stayed 3 nights in this beautiful old building which has been converted into a hotel. It is...

  • Hotel Rustico Vila Do Val

    Plaza Santa Maria.2, Ferreira do Valadouro, Lugo, 27770, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mi Norte

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Palacete San Roque

    Carretera De Castilla, 38, Betanzos, 15300, es

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Playa Langosteira

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Parador de Baiona Hotel

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

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