The main cities of Galicia

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More and more people are deciding to take advantage of their holidays to visit the north of Spain, an option that seems to us to be the most successful. If you are one of them, you cannot miss Galicia, an autonomous community full of amazing landscapes, impressive beaches, charming fishing villages, a rich historical heritage ... In addition, here you can enjoy tasty cuisine, one of its strengths.

Galicia only has 22 municipalities with more than 20,000 inhabitants. Today in Hard Hobbit To Break We want to tell you about its 7 main cities, all of them with more than 60,000 inhabitants. Would you like to join us?

Vigo

Let's start by talking about Vigo, the most populated city in Galicia. Many people do not know, but in the Vigo estuary there are dozens of galleons sunk with treasures that have not yet come to light. Of course, this city has much more to offer the traveler: its Casco Vello, Samil beach, Castrelos Park.


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On the other hand, you should know that the inhabitants of Vigo have the opportunity to get closer to the Cies Island, three virgin islands located at the entrance to the Ría de Vigo. They are part of the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Atlantic Islands.

A Coruña

The second most populous city in Galicia is A Coruña. One of the best things about this corner is that there is always environment. Therefore, it is a fantastic city for walking. In addition, you can find wonderful beaches right in the center. The long Promenade that surrounds it almost completely and that is presided over by the Tower of Hercules deserves a special mention.

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In addition to the Tower of Hercules, the Old City of A Coruña houses an interesting complex Romanesque of streets, squares and churches. Also, you should know that the city has excellent museums.


Ourense

Known as the city of water, Ourense has eight bridges that cross the Miño river. It is important to keep in mind that throughout the city you can find water hot springs, some of which are free, such as those in A Chavasqueira.

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You will love its Old City, which preserves some important monuments. Among all of them the Cathedral stands out.

Lugo

Lugo is a city with a splendid Roman past. This is demonstrated by Wall that surrounds it and that is a World Heritage Site, the Thermal Baths and the Roman Bridge. Also, if you have the opportunity to visit this city you cannot miss the Cathedral and the Virgin of the Big Eyes.


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We must highlight the Fiestas de San Froilán, or what is the same, the parties Lugo, which are the most popular in Galicia. They are celebrated the first fortnight of October.

Santiago de Compostela

As it could not be otherwise, we are also going to talk about Santiago de Compostela, the Galician capital, although it is the fifth most populated. A World Heritage Site since 1985, the city has been attracting for centuries pilgrims of all the world. Its historical center stands out, which houses the Cathedral and the Pórtico de la Gloria.

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We must also highlight their plazas emblematic: Obradoiro, O Toural, Quintana ...

Pontevedra

The sixth most populous city in Galicia is Pontevedra, with a long tradition maritime and commercial. It preserves one of the most important historical centers of the autonomous community.

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One of the best things about Pontevedra is that everything is one step away. In addition, there is much to see, such as the collection of goldsmith in gold of the Pontevedra Museum, the Basilica of Santa María, the Church of San Bartolomé or the Ruins of Santo Domingo.

Ferrol

Finally, we must talk about Ferrol, where culture is mixed, elegance urban and military power. One of the things you will have to do when visiting this city is to walk through the Magdalena neighborhood, which is laid out with a chocolate bar. It is also worth discovering the Castillo de San Felipe, the Fortresses and the Arsenal.

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Although visiting Ferrol is worthwhile at any time of the year, we must highlight its Easter week, which is the oldest and most spectacular in the entire autonomous community.

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