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Galicia and Asturias Travel Guide

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Plan Your Galicia and Asturias Vacation

Spain's most Atlantic region is en route to nowhere, an end in itself. This magical, remote area is sure to pull at your heartstrings, so be prepared to fall in love. In Gallego they call the feeling morriña, a powerful longing for a person or place you've left behind.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. Experience gourmet heaven The beautiful Santiago de Compostela is said to contain more restaurants and bars per square mile than any other city in Spain.
  2. Go on rugged hikes Spend days in the spectacular Picos de Europa range getting lost in forgotten mountain villages.
  3. Get in on the grapevine The Ribeiro region yields Spain's finest white wines.
  4. Enjoy the waterfront activity Watch the oyster hawkers at work while dining on a fresh catch on Vigo's Rúa Pescadería.
  5. Discover Santander With its intoxicating schedule of live music, opera, and theater performances on the beach and in gardens and monasteries, the city's August festival of music and dance is the perfect backdrop for exploring this vibrant city.

When To Go

When to Go

Galicia can get very hot (more than 90°F [30°C]) between June and September, although summer is the best time for swimming and water sports and ...

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