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Santiago de Compostela: Galician Ritual and Queimada Tasting1 Reviews
Immerse yourself in Galician culture with a queimada ritual in Santiago de Compostela. Gather around a table with a large clay pot in the center, call for good luck, and drink a freshly prepared queimada.
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DescriptionThe queimada ritual is of unknown origin, some say it began to be popular in Galicia in Celtic times, others attribute it to the Middle Ages. What is clear is that this alcoholic drink has been traditionally used to break curses and ward off evil spirits. With this unique experience you will live the magic and the Galician culture. We will meet at the San Martiño square to go to the place where the ceremony will start. We will gather around a table with a large clay pot in the center. At that moment the help of a druid or a Galician meiga will come into action, who will explain how to make the queimada. Water, earth and fire, the three most important elements of nature, will be present in the elaboration of this drink. The meiga will recite the incantation, traditionally known as 'conxuro da queimada', with which you will call for good luck just before tasting the drink. After the ritual we will go on to a tasting of the freshly prepared queimada drink.
IncludesConxuro de la Meiga o el Druida (Meiga's or Druid's Conxuro) Tasting of the Queimada (typical drink)
- - Under 18 years of age must always be accompanied by an adult and may not take part in the tasting as it is an alcoholic beverage. - Choice of venue for the workshop is subject to availability.