Galicia - Spain's far west
edge of Europe
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Lying at the far northwest tip of Spain, surrounded on two sides by the
Atlantic and one its southern border by Portugual, Galicia is a region
of Spain that is very different from most others.
Main destinations in Galicia.
Basilica of St.James - Santiago de Compostela
- Santiago de
Compostela . Capital city of Galicia, major 12th century
basilica, shrine of St. James the apostle, and end of the historic
- A Coruña
- Galicia's largest city
- Lugo -
Lugo is remarkable as the only city anywhere to have
conserved a full set of Roman walls, With their 71 towers, the walls
cover a distance of over 2 kilometres, and are listed as a UNESCO world
- The coasts -
Galicia has large expanses of sandy beaches, washed by the Atlantic,
and miles of coastal hiking trails.
of Lugo, Galicia -
The Tower of Hercules - A Coruña - a lighthouse siince Roman times
the independent traveller, a choice of hotels and hostales
city & star rating
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Celtic Spain -
profusely in the mild atlantic climate of coastal Asturias
the southwest corner of France, San Sebastian and Santander.
ferry: Brittany ferries operate direct ferries from
Portsmouth and Plymouth to Santander in neighbouring Cantabria. LD
Lines sail from Saint Nazaire (France) to Gijon.
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Walls of Lugo. Photo J.M.Lage