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Best things to do in Galicia

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

National Park
“The only national park in Portugal, with a great diversity of flora, fauna and historical and cultural heritage.”
81 locals recommend
Trail
“Pilgrimage destination - romanesque into gothic cathedral with a very long history. The front plaza , surrounding museums and streets in the old city are all wonderful to visit on a day trip.”
62 locals recommend
Archipelago
“//Un gran lugar para pasar un día. Playas espectaculares, lugares tranquilos y encantadores, senderos pintorescos y miradores y aguas cristalinas. Esta isla definitivamente vale la pena una visita.// //A great place to spend a day. Spectacular beaches, a few lovely peaceful spots, picturesque trails and viewpoints and crystal clear water. This island is definitely worth a visit.// ”
76 locals recommend
Natural Feature
“Small vaulted caves, resembling medieval Gothic architecture, are strewn all along this particular section of shore, giving Cathedrals Beach its iconic name.”
27 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Beautiful park offering hiking, mountain biking within an amazing landscape”
27 locals recommend
Beach
“Playa de Samil. Playa de arena blanca y fina situada en la parroquia de Navia, muy cercana a la ciudad. Mide unos 1.115 m de longitud por 15m de ancho, lo que la convierte en la mayor playa de Vigo. ”
27 locals recommend
Market
“Really great market. The second most visited site in Santiago after the cathedral. Get your food and have it cooked for a fee at one of the restaurants in the market ”
31 locals recommend
Park
“Buenas vistas de la ciudad, un jardín con mucho encanto. Good view of the city, a really charming garden.”
22 locals recommend
Taxi
“Located in Santiago, it is the biggest shopping center filled with all types of stores and restaurants. Also has movie theatre. ”
20 locals recommend
Museum
“Museum of the Galician People. The former Convent of Santo Domingo de Bonaval, situated on a hill outside the walls of the historical city, beside the road used by pilgrims to enter Compostela, now houses the Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of the Galician People), which, by means of a wide-ranging and varied collection of pieces, provides a general view of the most representative expressions of Galicia's own culture. Its permanent rooms display different aspects of costal life, traditional trades, the country, traditional costumes and architecture. It also includes sections of Galician archaeology, painting and sculpture. Different temporary exhibitions are regularly organized on a variety of ”
14 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Las Médulas is a historic mining site near the town of Ponferrada in the region of El Bierzo, which used to be the most important gold mine in the Roman Empire. Las Médulas is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre. It is 120 km from La Bañeza.”
25 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Lugo is a 45 minute drive north from Casa da Cabaza. The old city center is where you should go. Walled by the only intact Roman Wall, a UNESCO heritage site, the old town is bustling in summer with restaurants and bars and is a lovely place for sunday people watching. The cathedral and the provincial museum are worth a visit too.”
17 locals recommend
Island
“Preciosas islas a las que se pueda acudir cogiendo un ferri andando desde el apartamento. Sitio precioso y de paraje natural indiscutible”
20 locals recommend
Establishment
“One of the better maintained old roman lighthouses in Europe, it provides a beautiful view of the City of La Coruna”
32 locals recommend
Park
“The Alameda park is the most important reference point as regards Santiago residents´ walks and leisure; it is a very pleasant area, a kind of natural lounge. Its privileged location, bordering part of the old town, with a magnificent perspective of its west façade (the most monumental one), makes it the city´s main garden. It also stands out because of the variety and size of its trees and ornamental species, such as its oak grove (`carballeira´ in Galician), magnificent eucalyptus trees or the pergola with views formed by the horse chestnuts in Paseo da Ferradura. ”
16 locals recommend
Lighthouse
“Torre de Hercules might be the world’s oldest light house. It was built by the Romans in the 2nd century and is well worth a visit. Here you can learn more about the city's history and enjoy an excellent view over A Coruña.”
20 locals recommend