Galicia is one of the most complete, beautiful and surprising communities in the whole of Spain. From its endless coastline to the interior, less known but charming, from cities full of history to charming villages, from breathtaking landscapes to tables, full of first-class seafood and prestigious wines. Join one of our Galicia tours to enjoy a complete experience of this land.

What to see in Galicia?

Santiago de Compostela

The capital of Galicia, Santiago de Compostela, is one of the 15 cities declared a World Heritage Site in Spain. An elegant city, full of monuments and which is a world pilgrimage centre thanks to the Camino de Santiago. Walking through its streets, you can enjoy the characteristic magic that surrounds this city and enjoy the beautiful monuments it contains.

Beach of the cathedrals

This beach, declared a National Monument, has become very famous recently. Thanks to its spectacular rock formations that simulate arches and towers, creating a fantasy environment is a great attraction for Instagrammers and photographers worldwide. The erosion of water and wind has forged the rock, forming arches, columns, and other shapes that resemble cathedrals. A must stop when you are visiting Galicia.

A Coruna

Bathed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean and surrounded by a great natural environment, A Coruña is an elegant city with a wide range of leisure and culture. One of the best things to do in this city is to walk along its promenade from the Castillo de San Antón, passing through beaches and cliffs, until you reach the Tower of Hercules, a World Heritage Site and the oldest lighthouse in operation in the world.

Sil Canyon

In the heart of the Ribera Sacra, full of Romanesque monuments and thousand-year-old vineyards, runs the Sil River that for centuries has formed an impressive canyon that has become one of the great attractions to visit in the north of Spain and Galicia more inside. Start a route through the town of Os Peares, where the rivers Miño and Sil converge. You will enjoy the views of the fantastic meanders such as Vilouxe and Matacás, imposing walls almost 500 meters high. You will be impressed by the greenery of the native forests and vineyards, old monasteries such as Santa Cristina and Santo Estevo, and hiking trails such as the Mao river canyon. You can also find wineries belonging to the Denomination of Origin, which offers a fantastic viewpoint to contemplate this impressive natural landscape.

When to visit Galicia?

The time to visit Galicia depends on the activities you want to do. For example, if you visit Galicia in July or August, you will find an influx of bathers on the beaches, more expensive accommodation, and popular festivals and music festivals everywhere. If you visit between April and June and September and October, you will find fewer people and lower prices, except on national holidays. In spring and autumn, you can enjoy the colours of the mountain much more. Life is much more leisurely between November and March, and hours are a little shorter. The weather is conducive to visiting museums, skiing, or enjoying the Roman baths. You can observe the rough sea (with caution).

What to do in Galicia?

Tour La costa da Morte

The Costa da Morte (the coast of death), located in the northwest of the Galician coast, owes its name to the multitude of shipwrecks produced by its rough waters. It is another of the most impressive places in Galicia. Starting at the photogenic lighthouse of Cabo Vilán, you can do a one-day route in which you will pass through wild beaches, imposing cliffs, coves and towns that preserve their fishing and shellfishing tradition. Among our favourite places to see on the Costa da Morte is Muxía, a mythical town. Many pilgrims who extend the route from Camino de Santiago to Fisterra stop here. The town has several points of interest, such as the Santuario da Virxe da Barca, the monument to the Prestige, and the Santiago boat’s remains.

Discover the beautiful islands of Cíes

It seems that in Galicia, the sky is not always grey. In summer you can enjoy sunny days on one of its beautiful beaches. In the province of Pontevedra, in front of the Vigo estuary, are the incredible Cíes Islands. They are part of the National Park of the Atlantic Islands of Galicia, one of the 16 National Parks in Spain. You can enjoy nature in its purest state and fantastic landscapes in them. In addition, here you will find the beach Rhodes, which The Guardian described a few years ago as the best beach globally.

Make a part of the Camino de Santiago

It is not a place, and it is not exclusive to Galicia. But the Camino de Santiago could not be left out of this list. Without a doubt, it is one of the best things to do in Galicia and one of the best ways to get to know part of it. As you already know, several routes end in Santiago de Compostela. That will take you to know towns, cities, monuments, and natural enclaves that will make your physical effort worthwhile.

Visit Albariño wine cellars

The home of this excellent grape is in the Salnes Valley, where one of the most valued white wines in the world is produced every year. Its capital, Cambados, located very close to Pontevedra, is a land of nobles and wine tradition. This winemaking tradition has passed from generation to generation since the twelfth century. Therefore, its local people, the special care they give to their vineyards throughout the year, as well as its privileged Atlantic climate are essential factors to obtain a well-known balanced wine Albarino. Visit the cellars, talk to the vintners, learn the production techniques, and taste peculiar wines accompanied by the delicious Galician cuisine.

Galicia food and drink

You cannot go on a Galicia tour without trying is its rich gastronomy. This destination is synonymous for a good food. For this reason, thousands of travellers, both national and foreign, come to this land every year to taste and enjoy the most purely Galician food. Any time of the year is good to try the typical products. Gastronomy reflects the heritage, tradition and culture of the different peoples. Products from the sea indisputably mark the history of Galician gastronomy. It must be taken into account that Galicia is one of the regions of Spain with the most kilometres of coastline, with around 1,500 km, so it has a strong maritime tradition. Fishing and shellfishing are ancient activities in the Galician territory.

Below we present a couple of star dishes of Galician cuisine:

Pulpo á feira

The octopus is the king of Galician gastronomy. The octopus á feira is the most typical way of preparing this mollusk in Galicia. It is made with a sliced cooked octopus on a wooden plate and sprinkled with plenty of olive oil, coarse salt and smoked paprika.


The Galician pastry is one of the queens of Galician gastronomy. You will not get the typical tomato, tuna and onion pastry, but of all flavours: from scallops to octopus or cod with raisins. The dough is made with wheat flour, although the corn pastry is also a little coarser, typical of some areas of the Rías Baixas.


Although if there is a unique snack in Galicia, that is the percebs. These shellfish that grow in the most inaccessible rocks of the coasts, as if wanting to hide, are why finding them is one of the riskiest professions of the Galician tradition. But the reward is enormous: the perceb is the pure flavour of Galicia, a piece of the sea in your mouth (in addition to its price at the fish market, of course). They are prepared boiled in just a couple of minutes and are served as is, although they can be grilled. You can find them in practically the entire Galician territory, although they are mainly present on the Costa da Morte.

It is difficult to choose between the typical wines Galician, since each is perfect to accompany one or another meal, but do not leave Galicia without having a cunca of Ribeiro. A cunca is a white ceramic cup, typical of Galician bars and taverns, in which the country’s barrel wines are served. Although it must be borne in mind that the community can boast of great wines, it has five origin appellations: Ribeiro, Albariño, Rías Baixas, Valdeorras, Monterrei and Ribeira Sacra. Join one of our gastronomic Galicia tours to taste them all! 😊 
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