Visiting Galicia

Excursions will be arranged to some of the following locations, depending on people’s interest.

 

The capital of Galicia is Santiago de Compostela – a fascinating medieval city and Cathedral and end of the Way of St James pilgrimage. We are suggesting a morning trip to the Pórtico de la Gloria on the final day (Friday 4th Otober) – please express interest so we can make a reservation. After the visit, course attendees can continue on their way home.

The area is famous for its rugged coastline. At Ézaro you have Europe’s only waterfall directly into the sea

Dolmens. There are many Celtic remains in Galicia and this part has its fair share!

Castle at Vimianzo

Monte Pindo or Celtic Olympus

Fisterra, (End of the Earth ), the most westerly point of continental Europe. Many pilgrims continue from Santiago and this is where they traditionally burn their clothes and boots

Cemetery of the English
This is where the dead are buried from various English wrecks on this part of the Costa da Morte, (Coast of Death).The most notable was the wreck of the Royal Navy training ship HMS Serpent in 1890 when 172 of its 175 young crew died. On the anniversary any passing British warship traditionally fires a salute.

Nemiña Beach – a famous place for surfing