Galicia it is art, history, legend, landscapes ... This autonomous community located in the northwest of Spain has a lot to offer the traveler beyond the famous Camino de Santiago, which has its goal in Santiago de Compostela, the capital of this region of Green Spain . You will love its landscapes of lush valleys, its impressive beaches and its spectacular cliffs, as well as its charming towns and its interesting cities, where you will find important monuments. And that's not to mention the tasty Galician gastronomy.
Today we move to Galicia to discover 10 places unique that they propose to us from the Xunta de Galicia. Would you like to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!
First of all, we must talk about the Ribeira Sacra, a land that hides the highest concentration of religious-style buildings Romanesque of Europe. As it passes between mountains, the Miño and Sil rivers shape a beautiful landscape that, together with the spirituality that surrounds convents, makes this place a safe bet for the senses.
Lugo city wall
Lugo is also present in this list of the Xunta de Galicia. Specifically, its wall stands out, the best surviving example of the fortifications military Roman. For this reason and because it illustrates several significant periods of history, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Serra de Capelada
To the north of the province of A Coruña we find the Serra Capelada, which hides one of the cliffs highest in Europe and offers spectacular views. In addition, it houses the San Andrés de Teixido sanctuary, with great devotion in Galicia.
Ferrol of the Enlightenment
They also propose Ferrol, a city that houses the only Enlightenment military port in Europe that remains intact, in addition to the largest naval base of the time. Inside you can visit the Arms Room, which was a Military Training Barracks.
Tower of Hercules
In the city of A Coruña we can admire corners as interesting as the Tower of Hercules, considered the oldest lighthouse in the world in operation. Of Roman origin, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After enjoying the views offered by this construction, it is worth going along the promenade and visiting the Orzán and Riazor squares.
The Camino de Santiago, which is not a specific place, but a set of impressive corners, could not be missing from this list. If you visit Galicia, you should at least make a small section of which it was declared the First European Itinerary of Cultural Interest by the Council of Europe.
Santiago de Compostela
At the end of the Camino de Santiago we find Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and destination of pilgrimage of Christianity since the 9th century. In addition to its impressive cathedral, the streets of the old area, known as “la almendra”, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, stand out.
In the Coruña municipality of Finisterre we find Cape Fisterra, which during Antiquity was considered the end of the known world.
The Xunta de Galicia has not forgotten the Cíes Islands, one of the archipelagos of the Marítimo-Terrestre das Illas Atlánticas National Park, which surprises with its fauna and plant richness, and the spectacular nature of its landscapes. It belongs to the province of Pontevedra.
Castro de Santa Trega
Finally, we must talk about the Castro de Santa Trega (Santa Tecla), which is located in A Guarda, municipality of Pontevedra. From it, you can enjoy some views unbeatable.
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