Tag Archive: Galicia

Galicia: The ritual of La Queimada

Galicia: The ritual of La Queimada In the northwestern corner of Spain, you will find Galicia, which is a land of pure magic. In this place of witches and spirits, your group can take part in the unforgettable ritual of the queimada. This rite, which involves a flaming punch of alcohol, herbs and other ingredients, […]

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Top 5 Coasts: The Green Coast

The mention of Spanish beaches tends to conjure images of endless stretches of golden sand, warm beneath an always sunny Mediterranean sky…but there’s another side to the Spanish coast. The Green Coast (la Costa Verde) in Asturias stretches 350 kilometers along the wild Cantabrian Sea, and is best known for its verdant nature, secluded coves, […]

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Beating the crowds: unspoiled summer destinations

Spain welcomed an estimated 82.2 million international visitors in 2017, making it the world’s second most popular travel destination – and for good reason. The country is home to an amazing diversity of culture, history, nature, and cuisine. Despite the numbers, there are plenty of pockets to explore that have been untouched by mass tourism, […]

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Las Rias Baixas: Galicia’s magical fjords

Galicia, on the far western end of the northern coastline, is a different kind of Spain. Mists, mystical religion and a rugged coastline reveal its Celtic connections. The region’s unique geography, defined by the presence of countless fjord-like inlets along the coast, adds to its otherworldliness. For nature lovers, this is a destination that cannot […]

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Summer holidays are here…

… and that means it’s time for us, too, to take a small blogging break! But you can take Spain on your tablet with you to the beach or enjoy our articles comfortably at home with a glass of fresh sangria. Maybe you will even get inspired and decide to take a last minute short […]

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Cheers to this Year: Cambados – European City of Wine in 2017

Set on the wild Atlantic Coast, Cambados in Galicia boasts a rich culture, which revolves largely around locally caught seafood and the locally produced Albariño wine. With its golden color and fresh aromatic flavors, Albariño has gained well-deserved global prestige. This year, Cambados has been chosen as the new ‘European Wine City’ by the Board […]

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Santiago de Compostela: A different Spain

Santiago de Compostela is widely known as the final stop on an epic journey – the Way of Saint James pilgrimage route, which spans across the entire width of Spain. But Santiago is much more than the final resting place of Saint James; and the surrounding region of Galicia – with its strong Celtic ties […]

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Galician elegance: the Route of Camellias

When Portuguese sailors introduced colorful camellia blossoms into Galicia in the 1700s, they gave the region a piece of its identity. Today these elegant flowers illuminate the landscape and gardens of Galicia during the months of February and March, in a display that is breathtaking enough to become its own attraction: the Route of Camellias. […]

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The Silver Way: Spain from bottom to top

Starting in Seville, the capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region, the Silver Way (Via de la Plata) passes through the regions of Extremadura and Castilla y Leon before finishing at Santiago de Compostela in Galicia. This astounding route reveals the true richness and diversity of Spanish culture and nature to trekkers. The long history of […]

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The Cies Islands: a Spanish Caribbean

While the whole of the Mediterranean coast is saturated with sun-seekers throughout the summer months, the Cies Islands, just a short 3-mile boat ride from Galicia’s western coast, remain rustically uncrowded. Locals refer to the islands as their Caribbean, and with snow-white sand and crystalline water it’s a believable claim – until you dive in […]

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