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Shellfish Festival O Grove

Galicia

Thu Oct 6th 2016 to Sun Oct 16th 2016
Galicia, O Grove (Pontevedra)
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The 53rd shellfish festival is held in O Grove in the province of Pontevedra. This festival is not only of national tourist interest but generates visitors from throughout the world attracted to the gastronomy of this fishing port. This town stands between the inlets of Arousa and Pontevedra, just beyond the famous beach of A Lanzada, in Sanxenxo, a place of pilgrimage for sterile women who bathe in the "nove ondas" (nine waves of the sea). Here the Peninsula of San Vicente looks out onto the Island of Sálvora, as recorded in the traditional song: " ¡Ai Salvora, Ai San Vicente...as nenas bonitas hainas en...!" Not to be missed is a visit to the spa-island of La Toja. Visitors to this festival will be able to enjoy a wide range of shellfish on offer at incredibly low prices compared with outside Galicia, proof that this is a region of exceptional delicacies, washed down with the wines of the "Rías Baixas".As well as the shellfish stands,there will be show cooking of plaice,mussel dishes,gastronomic prizes,traditional folk music and the great quemada.

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