10 unique places in Galicia

Cies Island
Galicia is art, history, legend, landscapes … This autonomous community located in the northwest of Spain has much to offer the traveler beyond the famous Camino de Santiago, which has its goal in Santiago de Compostela, the capital of this region of Spain Green. You will love its lush valleys, its impressive beaches and its spectacular cliffs, as well as its charming towns and interesting cities, where you will find important monuments. And that’s not to mention the tasty Galician cuisine.

Today we move to Galicia to discover 10 unique places that the Xunta de Galicia offers us. Would you like to join us? We assure you that you will not regret it!

Ribeira Sacra

First of all, we must talk about the Ribeira Sacra, a land that hides the largest concentration of religious buildings in the Romanesque style in Europe. As they pass through the mountains, the rivers Miño and Sil are shaping a beautiful landscape that, together with the spirituality that surrounds the convents, makes this place a safe bet for the senses.

Lugo wall

Lugo is also present in this list of the Xunta de Galicia. Specifically, its wall stands out, the best surviving example of Roman military fortifications. For this reason and because it illustrates several significant periods in 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 highest cliffs in Europe and offers spectacular views. In addition, it houses the sanctuary of San Andrés de Teixido, with great devotion in Galicia.

Ferrol of the Enlightenment

They also propose Ferrol, a city that houses the only military port of the Enlightenment in Europe that remains intact , as well as the largest naval base of the time. Inside you can visit the Weapons Room, which was a Military Instruction Barracks.

Tower of Hercules

Tower of Hercules
In the city of A Coruña we can admire such interesting corners as the Tower of Hercules, considered the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Of Roman origin, it has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After enjoying the views offered by this construction, it is worth taking a walk along the seafront and visiting the Orzán and Riazor squares.

Santiago’s road

Santiago's road
The Camino de Santiago could not be missing from this list, which is not a specific place, but a set of impressive corners. If you visit Galicia, you must at least make a small section of what was declared the First European Itinerary of Cultural Interest by the Council of Europe.

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela
At the end of the Camino de Santiago we find Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia and a pilgrimage destination for Christianity since the 9th century. In addition to its impressive cathedral, the streets of the old area stand out, known as “la almendra”, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Cape Fisterra

In the Coruña municipality of Finisterre we find Cape Fisterra, which during Antiquity was considered the end of the known world.

Cies Island

The Xunta de Galicia has not forgotten the Cíes Islands, one of the archipelagos of the Illas Atlánticas Maritime-Terrestrial National Park, which surprises for its fauna and plant wealth, and for 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, Pontevedra municipality. From it, you can enjoy unbeatable views .

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