Galicia is located in the green and
lush north western corner of Spain.
The first cultures which left
their tracks in Galicia were Celtic,
while Romans left as a legacy the
walls of Lugo, the bridge of Ourense,
and the Tower of Hercules.
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Capital of Galicia, the city has its origin in
the shrine of Saint James the Great,
now the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela,
as the destination of the Way of St. James,
a leading Catholic pilgrimage route
since the 9th century.
Situated beside the Atlantic Ocean,
is one long sea front, its huge urban beach
is the major natural feature.
A Coruña is a historic city whose history
has maintained close links with its
old fishing and commercial port.
Is known for anthropological,
historical and geographical reasons.
Its name in the Galician language is Fisterra,
which descends from the Roman legend
which held that this area was
the end of the world (Finis-terrae).
People say that seafood is the promised land of food.
O Grove is a fishing village nicknamed
“the shellfish paradise”.
It is situated in the province of Pontevedra
and every October is the setting
for the Festival in Praise of Shellfish.