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Travel to Galicia, Spain | Information and Guide

Located in northwestern Spain, this region is "Green Spain", with every inch covered in green vegetation. There are (4) provinces: A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra. The capitol is the city of Santiago de la Compostela in the province of A Coruña. The city of Vigo has the largest port in all of Europe, and is the largest provider of shellfish to rest of the country. The coast in this region is rough, with cliffs and rocks, while inland the land provides low mountains without sharp peaks. The famous cathedral were St. James is buried "Santiago de la Compostela" gets a lot of tourism, and pilgrims have been walking the St. James trail for hundreds of years all the way from the French border, as it was said that if you made the walk, you would get a spot in heaven. The wine region of Rías Baixas is where most of the white wine in Spain is made, where the local grape Albariño is used, perfectly paired with shellfish.


  • Population: 2.8 Million
  • Land Area: 11,419 Sq. Miles
  • Provinces: A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra
  • Capitol: Santiago de la Compostela
  • Languages: Castilian, Gallego
  • Main Attractions: Cíes Islands, Roman Walls of Lugo, Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Tower of Hercules, Way of St. James
  • Small Towns of Interest: Allariz, Arbo, Ares, Muxía, Tui, Verín
  • Major Soccer Teams: Celta de Vigo, Deportivo de La Coruña




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