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Paradores of Galicia
is a historical autonomous community in northwest Spain, with the status
of a historical nationality, and was one of the first kingdoms of Europe
(Kingdom of Galicia). Its component provinces are A Coruña, Lugo,
Ourense and Pontevedra.
Galicia borders Portugal
to the south, the Spanish regions of Castile and León and Asturias
to the east, and the Atlantic Ocean to the west and Cantabric Sea to the
a remarkable feature of Galicia is the presence of many fjord-like inlets
along the coast, estuaries that were drowned with rising sea levels after
the ice age. These are called rías and are divided into the Rías
Altas, and the Rías Baixas.
The rias are important for
fishing, and make the coast an important fishing area.
The spectacular landscapes
and wildness of the coast attract great numbers of tourists.
The coast of this green corner
of the Iberian Peninsula is also known as the "A Costa do Marisco" (i.e.,
"The Seafood Coast" in Galician).
and the annual Viking attack
|For centuries, Catoira was
one of Galicia’s most impregnable fortresses. Located in northern Spain,
the city is situated 37 kilometers from Santiago de Compostels on the mouth
of the Ulla River, where it meets the Arousa Estuary. While the city is
in a very scenic and attractive location, its main claim to fame is the
emblematic “Torres del Oeste” (Towers of the West) which stand guard over
Construction began on this
fortified structure back in the ninth century, as part of Santiago de Compostela’s
defensive system. This was necessary to resist attacks from the Norman
armies and Saracen pirates, which apparently went on for centuries.
Photo: CC José
Antonio Gil Martínez
attackers were the Vikings, and this is what makes the town so interesting.
Every year on the first Sunday of August, Catoira reenacts the attack of
the Vikings with people from all over Europe participating, and it is loads
of fun... read
de Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña ProvinceGL
is in a former Royal Hospital and a late 15th Century pilgrim's hostel,
and is considered to be the oldest hotel in the world. Combining
art, tradition and history, and the goal of pilgrims and the emblem of
St. James, the Hostal dos Reis Católicos is located in the Plaza
do Obradoiro and together with the cathedral is one of the world's most
remarkable and visited urban locations. The hotel is luxurious and
beautiful and has four cloisters, splendid bedrooms, elegant and comfortable
public rooms, and two restaurants - the restaurant Dos Reis, select and
sedate, and the restaurant Enxebre, with a more informal ambience, offering
traditional Galician cooking. Seafood and fish recently caught in the Atlantic,
local meat and cheeses are some of the first quality products on offer