Galicia Travel Guide

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Santiago de Compostela

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468,1077,120

Coruña

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138,364,70

Vigo

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80,212,62

Finisterre

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14,62,6

Pontevedra

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40,149,46

Bayona

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21,51,1

Lugo

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14,52,17

Valencia

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5,21,0

Ferrol

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4,33,6

Tùy

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34,76,0

Portonovo

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5,6,16

Nigrán

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4,30,0

Santa Marta de Ortigueira

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7,18,0

Ribadeo

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8,47,18

Muros

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5,14,0

Cebreiro

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4,24,0

La Guardia

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10,50,0

Arbo

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0,1,0

Valencia

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7,12,12

Isla de la Toja

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0,4,2

Oya

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1,5,0

Maceda

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0,0,1

Cambados

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5,9,14

Viveiro

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0,0,3

Valga

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0,0,2

Sangenjo

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6,9,15

San Agustín

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1,0,16

Sabucedo

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1,36,0

Ribadavia

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5,21,0

Razo

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0,1,0

Rajo

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0,0,2

Ourense

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2,29,10

Noia

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2,17,0

Mugia

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10,42,0

Malpica

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0,3,0

Grove

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1,2,8

Corrubedo

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0,4,0

Cedeira

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0,2,2

Carnota

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0,3,0

Camposancos

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6,8,0

Betanzos

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18,92,1

Bertoa

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0,0,1

Santiago de Compostela

  • Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Santiago de Compostela Things to Do

    I've been just once in Santiago de Compostela, but I loved the city. Its main attraction is the huge cathedral that drags thousands of pilgrims each year, but I think that, arriving so tired they can't appreciate. the place. I did, and wish to return with more time. The cathedral is started in the 11th century, and it is today a very beautiful...

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  • Parador Los Reyes Catolicos

    Santiago de Compostela Hotels

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

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  • Daytrip to Lugo

    Santiago de Compostela Off The Beaten Path

    The town is surrounded by a completly intact roman wall from the 3. century and a big part of the inner city looks still like in the middle ages.From Santiago there are buses every 2 hours taking either 1,5 or 2 hours the slower one is more interresting going through small towns along the N-547 and the airport, the faster one along N-634 and the...

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Coruña

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  • Ayuntamiento

    Coruña Things to Do

    From my brief visit, I only remember three things in La Coruña - the tower of Hercules (whose picture was damaged), the wild coast, and the ayuntamiento - a very common spanish look, but a nice square and building anyway.I will return with time.

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  • Melia Maria Pita

    Coruña Hotels

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

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  • La Coruna Sightseeing

    Coruña Things to Do

    This service is the best way to see the city all around for those short on time. La Coruna Sightseeing by Hercules Tours offers a panoramic bus tour two hours long. They do two stops at the main points: Tower of Hercules and Mount of San Pedro. Worth the price (15 euros).Hercules Tours also organizes full day tours to any place in Galicia.

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Vigo

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  • Castro Citadel, partly CAT HAVEN!

    Vigo Things to Do

    This is amazing architectural marvel, withstood the test of time. However we found that a part of it has been overrun and has become a sanctuary to.. of all animals- CATS! There were a lot of them which led my hubby to call it a CAT HAVEN!Se for yourself! It is not clear whether this was intended as there were no one around to ask about this place....

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  • Hotel Puerta Gamboa

    Vigo Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Praza do Rey

    Vigo Things to Do

    Another feature of the Spanish town planning is the many plazas where people congregate and hence, lots of shops around and other businesses. They also lead you around other streets of similar sights. This fortress city is unique for the streets alone are all made up of stone structures and many a time we saw lots of workers with excavation...

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Finisterre

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  • Trekking in Finisterra.

    Finisterre Things to Do

    If you are interested to enjoy scenic views of the Atlantic Ocean, Galician rocks with it’s shaky stones in Finisterra then you should come to the Lighthouse and Hotel “O Semaforo” situated at the southernmost tip of peninsula. Then climb up on the rock. Although there is steep grade don’t worry that obstacle is short and quite surmountable even...

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  • Playa Langosteira

    Finisterre Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Church of Santa Maria das Areas.

    Finisterre Things to Do

    Church of Santa Maria das Areas is the parish church of Finisterra. It was built in XII century and is still active. Church is situated at the Southern outskirt of Finisterra. It is impossible to miss this church when you are walking or driving along the main road from Finisterra to the southernmost tip of the cape where the Lighthouse and hotel “O...

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Pontevedra

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  • Peregrina Church

    Pontevedra Things to Do

    Rounded Baroque pilgrim church was erected in 1778. Its circular ground plan imitates the form of a scallop.The church is on the route of pilgrim walk to Compostella.

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  • Parador de Pontevedra

    Pontevedra Hotels

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

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  • Local

    Pontevedra Restaurants

    Menu du Diaz 9 euro. Soup and main meal including beer. Great meal served by lovely people.They did not speak English and my 30 spanish words didnt help, but they showed examples of the food to me to choose.The restaurant is down stairs.

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Bayona

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  • Castillo de Monte Real

    Bayona Things to Do

    This 16th century fort was built to protect Baiona from its enemies and pirates. It was the perfect place to built within its walls the Parador de Baiona, a luxury 4 star hotel. Sitting on this stone walled peninsula you get marvelous views of the sea and the village.

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  • Parador de Baiona Hotel

    Bayona Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • A Replica of the Past

    Bayona Things to Do

    Arriving in Baiona as I looked out over the harbor my eyes were drawn to this ship that looked like something out of one of my grade school history books. There in all it's glory was an exact replica of the famous ship, La Pinta which was part of the fleet of Christopher Columbus. I was really surprised at it's extremely small size and wondered how...

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Lugo

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  • The Gate of Santiago

    Lugo Things to Do

    When you leave the walled old town you have to pass this gate (Puerta de Santiago) in your way on foot to Santiago de Compostela. See the yellow arrow showing the way to the pilgrims.

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  • Hotel Rustico Vila Do Val

    Lugo Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Plaza Major

    Lugo Things to Do

    Plaza Major lies within the old town walls, it is close to the cathedral. Plenty of Cafes and Restaurants. Sit and relax and watch the world go by, well some of it.

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Valencia

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  • Visit Plaza de l'Ajuntament

    Valencia Things to Do

    I believe this to be the largest plaza in the city, certainly in the old city area. The plaza usually has a large number of street vendors selling flowers. The plaza is surrounded by beautiful buildings. There several chooses of bars and restaurants to sit, relax and have a drink or dinner and people watch.

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  • Walking about

    Valencia Favorites

    Some people have ask in the forums if its safe to walk about the old part of town. I was in Valencia in May and stayed in the center of the city...old town ...and I walked all over, sometimes late at night and felt totally safe. there was a lot of people out and about. Beautiful buildings and women!

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  • Aquarium

    Valencia Things to Do

    I've been to loads of Aquariums and I have to say I wasnt really that impressed. We spent about 4 hours here and it looked as if more thought was put into the buildings and the layout than the actually displays of fish. Seems as if this Aquarium was targeting adults.. there were 4 restaurants!! More restaurants than fish. I dont recomend this...

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Ferrol

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  • The house of Francisco Franco

    Ferrol Things to Do

    I saw it by chance. I took the Calle Maria because the Tourist Office was near, and then I saw the plaque stating that General Franco was born there and lived his childhood. I asked for the key to visit the house, but nobody knew anything. It seems that people prefer not to show the house to the visitors because there are still many Spaniards that...

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  • Hesperia Ferrol Hotel

    Ferrol Hotels

    Estrada De Ferrol 75, Ferrol, 15403, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 4 out of 5 stars

  • Map

    Ferrol Transportation

    First two maps of my trip from Ferrol to Hendaye on FEVE railway in Northern Spain. The FEVE is red on map.The train travels through superb scenery,narrow valleys, woods, hills, with glimpses of the sea. There are no refreshments facilities on board, so take your own. There is a toilet on board.

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Tùy

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  • Granite

    Tùy Favorites

    One of most important details in the image of northern villages of Portugal and Spain is the dense use of Granite. Tuy is no exception, and in its historic centre granite is the main element to contribute to the city's image and personality. Facades and pavements provide a very harmonious combination.

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  • Main square

    Tùy Things to Do

    Generally, the central square in most European small towns concentrate the best that the city has to show. That is not the case, where the centre is discrete with the highlights dispersed around it. The cathedral, city hall and other are near, but the dominant image if the square is a band stand. And many nice houses around it, we may concede!

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  • Glorieta

    Tùy Things to Do

    At the entrance of Trancoso gardens, in Paseo de la Corredera there's a statue known as "Glorieta de Vigo" I don't know why. It was made by Juan Oliveira, the creator of a famous statue located in Plaza de España... Vigo. That may be the reason, but the real name of the statue is Monument to the Wild Horse.

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Portonovo

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  • Good fish and seafood

    Portonovo Restaurants

    We went twice to this restaurant; food is good and the location is very pleasant. It is situated by a cliff overlooking the sea, and it is ideal for having some tapas at the end of the day or dinner. We tried the "arroz con bogavante" - rice with seafood, similar to lobster. It costs 20 euros/ person and it was very good. They only cook this plate...

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  • Hotel Peregrina

    Portonovo Hotels

    Calle Outeiro, 1 Adina-Sanxenxo, Portonovo, 36970, Spain

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Karting

    Portonovo Things to Do

    Near Portonovo there is a karting track. It has 2 tracks: one for adults and one for children, being that in this later one there are karts for one person or 2 persons. The name of the track is Paris-Dakart and their website is: www.parisdakart.com Karts cost (as of July 2009) is: children 10 euros/ 7 minutes; adults 14 euros/ 7 minutes. Apart from...

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Nigrán

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  • The Best Panaderia Around

    Nigrán Restaurants

    When you're in Spain, you'll find that bread is one of your staple foods. If you happen to be in Nigran, this panaderia is the best. We ate bread everywhere we went in Galica and this place had the most wonderful breads and pastries by far.Their standard baguette was just perfect. They always seem to have one warm and ready for us to take back with...

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  • Bridge at A Ramallosa

    Nigrán Off The Beaten Path

    The medival bridge of A Ramallosa on the Minor River separates the municipalities of Nigran and Baiona. The bridge may have been of Roman origin but was totally reconstructed around the 12th century by San Pedro Telmo, Bishop of Tui.The bridge has a total of fourteen arcs, ten with average points and four that are more rounded. In the middle of the...

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  • Fun in the Sun

    Nigrán Things to Do

    People come to Nigran for its fabulous beaches such as Playa de Panxon, Playa de Patos, and Playa America to name a few. My favorite is Playa de Panxon. I just love the scenery and the brick walkway that takes you from one end of the beach to the other. Also you will find quite a number of really good restaruants and cafes serving some of the best...

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Santa Marta de Ortigueira

  • Stop at the Tourist Center for good info

    Santa Marta de Ortigueira Favorites

    *Update: The Tourist Center has now moved to the other end of town! The Tourist Info Center is located at the western entrance of the town (so if you come in from the train you have to walk a few blocks to the other end of town to get there!). They offer many good pieces of information on Ortigueira, including info on nearby places, such as those...

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  • Train or bus

    Santa Marta de Ortigueira Transportation

    Getting to Ortigueira is quite easy and you have many options.---------------If you are not driving I would recommend taking the train TO Ortigueira, and the bus to return. Depending on your origination point, due to the train schedules you can waste considerable time waiting in Ferrol for the connecting train to your origination point. The train...

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  • Visit the church in the center of town

    Santa Marta de Ortigueira Things to Do

    I want to say this is the church of Santa Marta de Ortigueira, and a local confirmed this was the correct name of the church - I just did not see any signs on the church with that name. So I can say I was told this was the church of Santa Marta de Ortigueira but still don't feel 100% sure. The church is very unassuming and quiet. Not sure when it...

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Ribadeo

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  • FEVE

    Ribadeo Transportation

    Ribadeo had been my stopover on travel on FEVE. First train to Luarca is 11 -10. Journey time 1 hour 12 minutes. The map shows my stops of Ribadeo, Luarca and Gijon. The FEVE route is the red tracks [The map was a tiled wall hence the straight line on picture ] From Ferrol to Ribadeo good views most of the way by rivers and sea. Comfortable seat ,...

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  • Mi Norte

    Ribadeo Hotels

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

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Walk to Lighthouse

    Ribadeo Things to Do

    The walk to the lighthouse is gently uphill all the time and I would guess about 2 km. Great views of the sea pounding the rocks.

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Muros

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  • ideal walks

    Muros Things to Do

    There are ideal walk for anyone staying at Muros.. This path leads up and follows the ridge to San Francisco beach. There are fine views down into Louro beach. There are many other alternative walks which can be made but I Liked this one.You can see on the top of the path a "cruceiro", small stone crosse on long slender shafts. They can be found at...

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  • Carnota beach

    Muros Off The Beaten Path

    Close of Muros, Carnota beach is between the 100 better in the world, according to the German magazine "Traum Strände" (after visiting 21 countries and driving more than 300,000 km of route) Its state of conservation is exemplary. With more than 7 km in length, it is considered the longest beach in Galicia. With low tide it surpasses the 500 ms of...

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  • Market Days

    Muros Things to Do

    After traveling along the coast of Spain, we decided to spend the night in Muros at a Hostel. On awakening the next morning I strolled downstairs to see what the weather was like and opened the door to people everywhere. This quiet, peaceful little town now was filled with people that set up shop on every side street imaginable selling clothing,...

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