A Galicia Blog
The Werewolf of Vilarello de Donís
from Galicia Encantada, edition by Antonio Reigosa. Story collected by José María Carricoba Armesto Translated from Galician by Seth Brooks Long ago it was common to keep servants in one’s home to assist with daily chores and labor.
Trevinca, in pictures
The Trevinca area includes not only the highest peak in Galicia but also the most glacial lakes on the Iberian peninsula outside of the Pyrenees.
How to avoid joining a procession of tormented souls
Useful advice in the event you encounter the Santa Compaña in the Galician countryside. Keep this manual handy if your stroll is between 9 PM and 10 PM or between midnight and 1 AM, depending on which Galician you ask.
O Teixadal de Casaio, in pictures
O Teixadal de Casaio is the second largest and most western yew forest in Europe. It is nestled in a valley in the Serra do Eixe, with Pena Surbia rising behind it. The highest mountain in Galicia, Pena Trevinca, is nearby.
A Santa Compaña, the Night Ones
Hiding is impossible. Whoever comes upon it joins the mysterious following; at that moment, the end of his or her life is near.
Os Ancares, in pictures
Ribeira Sacra, in pictures
Never Again: The Prestige Oil Spill
Sixteen years ago today, an event occurred off the shores of Galicia that hopefully will happen never again. In fact, the event spurred a grassroots movement called Nunca Máis (Never Again). That event was the environmental catastrophe of the Prestige oil spill.
Sargadelos, Time, and Space
Sargadelos, espacio y tiempo was originally published on the blog Teremoto.net by Javier Cañada on 26 August 2014.
Don Ramón Otero Pedrayo and Galicia: An Outsider’s Appreciation
Don Ramón Otero stands out rugged as the northern coasts, poetic as the mist-swirled rías, undaunted as the wave-swept promontories of his gallant land.
The HMS Serpent, famous victim of the Coast of Death
Surely its notoriety reaches further back in history, but the events of the night of 10 November, 1890, have given the Coast of Death a singular event that encapsulates its infamy and danger.
Hiking Mythical Monte Pindo, Galicia’s Celtic Olympus
Monte Pindo stands out. It is impossible to miss as you approach it, not only because the mountain is easily the highest geographical feature in the area.