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Galicia Region Of Spain - Info?

Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:19 am

I am planning to stay in the Galicia Region of Spain near to Monforte de Lemos and Sober.

Does anyone have any experiences of the area. I understand that most of the area is Mountainous remote.

Will be flying into Santiago de Compostela and then driving to the area. Is it easy to get around without a car?

Any help or random information about the area would be great including people, weather, food, transport, things to do, sports etc..

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RE: Galicia Region Of Spain - Info?

Wed Sep 05, 2007 9:02 pm

Well my family is from SCQ so i could help you a little bit. I was there recently (On Aug 11th) and i must say that the weather was a little bit crazy. Considering that it was summer some days it was sunny but then it was really cold (17'C).
The food is awesome. Most of the dishes are made with seafood. My remondations: Buey (A big crab), Vieira (Spanish sea shell), Berberechos (Little sea shells), Pimientos de padron (They are like the mexican peppers "Chillis" but without the spicy thing), Empanada Gallega (Is like a big wheat bread with stuff inside like octopus, fish, meat, chicken), Cocido Gallego (This one is my favorite. It has all the pork meat you could imagine), Tarta de Santiago (A cake with sweet cream inside), Rosquetes de Silleda (Like a small donut). The people is really receptive and helpful. They are also very happy. Transport there are three main airports (SCQ, VGO, LCG). You could also move by train which i personally find the best way. It has 3 main stations in Santiago, Coruña and Vigo. But it has supplementary stations in almost all the little towns like Ourense, Lugo, Ferrol, etc. The bus is also an option. I had a friend in Monforte which moved by bus all the time. Things to do there are too many. In SCQ you must go to the historic side which has too many attractions and legends. If you go in the night you must see the Apostol's shadow in one of the sides of the Cathedral (Is really creepy). In Coruña you have the Hercule's tower which is one of the oldest lighthouse in the world. You also have the "Paseo Maritimo" which is a sidewalk that extends in all the coast. You also have the Aquarium which is pretty big and really impressive. In Vigo my recommendation is to take an excursion to the "Islas Cies" (Cies Islands) which are about an hour in Ferry. They are a small group of islands with a lot of nature to discover. There is also a wind park call Sotavento (http://www.sotaventogalicia.com/english/index.php?PHPSESSID=cfff4a2db125b55c105fa4d25238db97) which i personally found really interesting. You have to go "Rias Baixas" which is an environment for the nautical sports. La Toja is also a place you must see. San Xenxo also is very attractive with his beautiful beaches and its karts track called Paris Dakar (Really entertaining i must say). Lugo is also a really turistic place with its Romanic wall that surround all the city. From SCQ to Monforte in Car is like an hour i think. I had been in Monforte only once and as far as i remember it was a really warm place. Well hope this helps and have a great time in one of my favourite places.
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RE: Galicia Region Of Spain - Info?

Sun Sep 16, 2007 7:57 am

Thanks for the awesome information.

Am travelling there next month..really looking forward to it.

If you have any additional information don't hesitate to contact me  Smile

Many thanks

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