Tips on Things to Do in Galicia


· Do a stretch or all of St. James Way – there are 10 routes to choose from!

· Visit Obradoiro Square and then Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

· Visit the Museum of Pilgrims ( free to pilgrims)

· Watch the musicians,mimes,artistas in the streets of the Old Town

· Take a stroll along the  Paseo de Ferradura and relax in the gardens

· Go to the Fiesta of St. James on 25 July and watch the Botafumeiro

· Just walk around the Old Town & lose yourself!


· Visit the Tower of Hercules & admire the Atlantic Ocean

· Take a tram ride along the Paseo Maritimo

· Take a stroll along the marina area & admire the typical white galleries

· See Maria Pita Square and her statue in front of the magnificent Council building

· Watch a La Liga football match at the home of Deportivo de La Coruna, next to the sea

· Enjoy the tapas circuit in Calle Barrera or a tapa in La Bombilla or in the hundreds of other bars like it full of surprises


· Go shopping in A Laxe Shopping Centre in the Port area where all the cruiseliners are moored

· Take a stroll along the martime walkway & admire Vigo estuary

· Sunbath on Vigo’s beaches

· Take a look at Oyster Street & try a tapa of oysters, octopus or squid!!

· Visit the Sea Museum

· Enjoy the nightlife in pubs like 20th Century Rock

· Take a short boat trip to Cangas or Moana & visit the sailor’s bars


· Take a boat from Vigo,Cangas or Baiona to the Islas Cies National Park

· Enjoy the sunset while having  a beer from the terrace of Talaso Atlantico near Baiona

· Admire the views from Santa Tecla, A Guarda & visit the biggest celtic settlement in Galicia

· Sunbath or swim at the Silgar beach Sanxenxo or America beach,Nigran

· Go to the Albarino Wine Festival, Cambados on 8 August or Shellfish Festival in O Grove on 1-12 October

· Take a catamaran from O Grove around  Arousa Bay

· Enjoy the best views of the Bay of Baiona from the Parador of Baiona

· Taste a freshly caught lobster in a small fishermans restaurant in A Guarda  famous for  its lobsters

· Go surfing on Patos beach (Panxon) where the waves are incredible


· Watch the sunset at Finisterre & try its famous goose barnacles

· Visit the historic centre of Betanzos & try its famous tortilla (potatoe omelette) with Padron peppers

· Go surfing on the beaches of Ferrol

· Visit the Festival of Tuna in Burela on 1 August

· Vist the Sargadelos factory in Cervo,Lugo and buy a ceramic ornament


· Walk along the roman walls of Lugo

· Take a catamaran along the River Sil, Ribeira Sacra, enjoy the spectacular views of the gorge &  visit the local wine cellars & monasteries

· Drive up the River Mino valley from A Guarda to Portomarin & visit its historic centre

· Pamper yourself by relaxing  in a spa bath such as at Mondariz or Talaso Atlantico,Baiona

· Treat yourself and stay at one of 11 Paradors

· Visit the pre-roman village of El Cebrero & do a stage of St. James Way to Samos Monastery where you can spend the night

· Go bird watching on the Islas Cias or in  Arousa Bay

· Play a round of golf at one of the magnificent golf courses such as La Toja, Mondariz,Meis or Pazo da Touza

· Visit a small Galician fishing port such as Cangas,Bueu,Muros,Malpica or Viveiro

· Visit Pontedeume & enjoy the views from Andrade Castle & then see the ruins of Caaveiro monastery in Fragas del Eume natural park

· Visit the festival of "Queimada" (burning brandy spirit) in Cervo on 21 August

· Wake up early to watch the fishing catch arrive at any major port & eat churros with hot chocolate!