Galicia info

Located in the northwest corner of the Iberian Peninsula, it is bordered by Portugal to the south, the Atlantic Ocean to the west and the Bay of Biscay to the north. The two Spanish provinces of Asturias and Castilla y León border to the east, giving the province excellent connections to France and the rest of Spain.

Like many places in Europe, the main food in Galicia is the potato and although it can still be found in various dishes such as Pulpo a la Gallego and Potaje Gallega, Galicia is now more famous for its wonderful shellfish and fish dishes. Galicia is also famous for the amount of food. Just go to a traditional restaurant anywhere in Galicia and see if you can eat everything you are served. Don't forget to taste a famous Albariño wine with your meal and finally an Orujo.

The most famous city is the capital of the province, Santiago de Compostela with its beautiful cathedral, which is the burial place of the apostle James. Several pilgrimage routes to the cathedral have been around since the Middle Ages. You will find history all over the province. This is due to the wealth of the region in times when shipping was the only form of freight transport.

The beauty of the hills, mountains and beautiful lakes and rivers compete with the spectacular coast with its peninsulas and islands. What's more beautiful? That is a very difficult question. The weather has a typically Mediterranean character with more rainy days than in the more southern areas of Spain, but not nearly as much as in continental Europe.

All kinds of water sports, hiking and climbing are just some of the pursuits that are popular in Galicia. Golf is a fast growing sport and most golf courses are located in the beautiful coastal areas such as Pontevedra and La Coruña. Many jobs can be found at Resorts with Spa and Wellness Centers.

Spanish and Galician are the 2 official languages. Galician is generally spoken, but you will find that all Galicians speak Spanish and most speak English at a high level as it is a coastal region and people emigrated and traveled a lot.


Famous places: Vigo, Santiago de Compostela
Airports: Porto (Portugal), Pontevedra, La Coruña