Galicia is a region with an exuberant and wild nature, situated in northwestern Spain. With the passing of time this green corner resembles less and less the topical and rural expectation that one could have of it.
Today Galicia is a genuine surprise, a land that surpasses all expectations.
Galicians or Gallegos are a very down to earth people, very hospitable which retain their peculiar sense of humour and irony, maintaining ancient traditions and above all as they have done over the centuries receive visitors with a warm and affable welcome.
Today Galicia is the perfect destination for those wishing to stimulate their discerning palate.
This is absolutely true, the land and sea have never been boundaries, this perfect symbiosis between man and his environment has shaped a unique region, which has managed to convert from the earth and sea two pantries. Its main attraction is the variety, so much so that today it is difficult to say which is the typical Galician dish. Another example of this constant evolution is in its wines, Albarino, modern and elegant, Mencia aromatic and complex, Godello serious and proud, all this demonstrates that things in Galicia change at an astonishing rate, however the recent achievements of Galician wines have been something that has been long overdue.
Galicia also produces approximately 70% of the globe's roofing slate
which is a truly awesome achievement, the colossal granite
production not to mention its reserves of Rosa Porrino, and other
granite varieties, it also has Vigo, one of the worlds biggest
fishing ports, the firths or Rias are home of some of the most
appreciated shell fish; finally the birthplace and home of clothing
brands such as Inditex ( Zara, Massimo Dutti, Bershka, Pull and
Bear ), Roberto Verino, Adolfo Domninguez, Bimba y Lola, Pili
Carrera and many more.
We've mentioned the contemporary landmarks but we mustn't forget our heritage; the remains of St James are buried in Santiago de Compostela to which each year countless pilgrims make their way from as far afield as Russia, Germany and Italy to name a few.
You will also find many well preserved remains of Celt settlements, medieval courts, ( pazos ) and other worthy places of interest whilst visiting this truly understated part of Spain.