If Galicia doesn’t sound spanish to you, well done! It got his name from Celtics, who lived in this area a while ago. I’ve spent a couple of weeks here but, as it has such a variety of gorgeous places to visit and stories to get to know, I could only scratch the surface. Coming to Galicia gave me space to breath, get away from the crowds and the feeling of adventure, while exploring the coast line.
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Praia Das Catedrais
Not as hyped as the 12 Apostels in Australia, but similar stunning to see. Go there at low tide to discover the craziness of what earth has formed over centuries in its full beauty.
PraIa de Ponzos
We had a double rainbow, so how could I not recommend it. Everything about this place stunned me, the rough sea, the surrounding nature and the loving van people hanging out when I was there.
Basilica San MArtino
Known to be the oldest Basilica in Spain, it has a small museum to explain its history, even though the stones of the building already speak their own language.
Comparing the quality of surf with anything east it should be 10x more crowded. Relaxed atmosphere in the beach parking. Sadly it was not the best weather, so I can’t trump with a picture of the beach.
Ferrol is nice, but it is big enough to look very similar to most cities on the coast. But make sure to roam through the Castelo St. Felipe from the 16. century. It is one of my personal favourites, because you can walk through it freely, explore every nook and see amazing views of the surrounding area.
When I was on this trip for the first time, it was our slow-paced goal to make it to A Coruña. In the end I can say it was nice to walk through this town, explore the sights, but it was very touristy and didn’t give me that feeling of freedom, that I got in the rest of Galicia.