Nestling above Portugal - in the north-west corner of Spain - this unique Spanish region, with its Celtic heritage and bagpipes, has the famous pilgrimage centre of Santiago de Compostela as its capital city.
Galicia s 200 kilometre unspoilt coastline offers sheer cliffs, unspoilt coves, beautiful sandy beaches, and is liberally sprinkled with picturesque fishing villages offering superb seafood.
Away from the coast, the land is lush, abounding in rivers - ideal for canoeing and rafting.
Offshore, the Islas Cies beckon - a nature-lover s dream with its fantastic Nature Reserve.
Above all else, Galicia is famed worldwide for its magnificent Pilgrims Route.
The Camino de Santiago - or Santiago Way - has, as its final destination, the glorious city of Santiago de Compostela.
Here,- supposedly - in its splendid cathedral, lie the bones of St James the Apostle.
La Coru a, with its Romanesque churches, is home to the world s oldest working lighthouse - the Tower of Hercules.
The walled city of Lugo offers a Romanesque cathedral, Ourense its Roman spa baths, the port of Vigo a charming historic quarter ...
And, the sea-food dishes of the whole region are absolutely delicious!
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