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.
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.
As a way to differentiate Galician identity from Spanish, Galician nationalists often argue that their society is or has been matriarchal, distinct from what they view as a male chauvinistic Spanish identity. While the veracity of that claim is debatable, women have certainly left an indelible mark on Galician history, culture, and society.
You are likely to find two things at family Christmas dinners throughout Spain: seafood from Galicia and a bottle of Galician white wine.
“Cambados, upon seeing you, I passed through the sea of Cambados and almost got lost.”
My favorites are the wild beaches of the Coast of Death and Rías Altas. However, all of Galicia’s majestic coastline is represented below in my top five Galician beaches.
There are so many festivals in Galicia that you could spend an entire year going to a different festival every day. Gastronomical, religious, traditional, historical, agricultural–you name it, they celebrate it. There are festivals celebrated only in a small village and ones that are celebrated in all of Galicia and Spain. These are my five favorite Galician festivals.
Galicia hides in its Entroido a symbolism and tradition which gives the holiday an almost religious meaning to its citizens and attract an increasing number of visitors every year.
It’s time for of the “peliqueiros”, “cigarróns”, “pantallas”, and other typical characters of a deeply-rooted tradition to take over authority in Galicia.
Whichever Camino you walked, it has brought you to Santiago de Compostela, where you have embraced Saint James and received your Compostela from the Pilgrim’s Office. Now, you find yourself standing in Obradoiro Square wondering where to next.