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.
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.
Antonio Quesada (Ourense). Oil on wood.
by Manuel Luís Acuña (A Podra de Trives, Ourense)
from Fírgoas (Crevices), 1933
Excerpt from the novel About Oneself by Ramón Otero Pedrayo, published in 1930 in Galician
Manuel Curros Enríquez (September 15, 1851 – February 7, 1908) was a Galician writer and journalist in the Galician language, and is considered to be one of the leading figures of Galician culture and identity.
GALICIA IS AN EMIGRANT NATION, always coming and going. But just like its visitors, Galicians always come back. There are elements that tug at the homesick heartstrings of any Galician expatriate, like rain.