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Galicia

Listed under Miscellaneous in Galicia, Spain.

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Viking invasions, Celtic tribes, Roman occupation, and General Franco’s dictatorship have all made their mark on this now autonomous community in northern Spain. Because of Galicia’s unique history, its customs, architecture, landmarks, and even its language are completely distinct from any other place in Spain, or indeed Europe. Perhaps the best known city in the region is Santiago de Compostela, a World Heritage site. The city is the home of St. James Cathedral where the famous saint is buried. Just as well-known, the Way of St. James (El Camino de Santiago) is a legendary 650 mile walk leading to the cathedral, a journey taken by countless pilgrims over the past centuries.

Written by  Sarah Clise.

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“The Old City of Pontevedra, Galicia”

Pontevedra grew up at the bridging point on the River Lerez during Roman times. The centre of the old city has a feel of history and civilisation with elegant old stone buildings, squares, archways, colonnades and small old fashioned shops. It's mostly… Read more...

Written by  Jenny Fowler. For more about Pontevedra, see my article in Spain magaizne at:

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