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5 towns in Galicia that you must visit

Galicia, located in northern Spain, is a community that offers a multitude of options for tourism: paradisiacal beaches, mountains full of green forests, unique gastronomy, villages to fall in love with….

It is a land where everyone can enjoy. Whether to come alone, with friends, as a couple, with children or with the whole family; Galicia enchants everyone. Plans for all tastes such as cycling through its vast mountains, making a stage of the Camino de Santiago, enjoying its beaches, eating in Michelin-starred restaurants… and so on and so forth.

In today’s post we propose you to go sightseeing and visit some of the most picturesque villages in Galicia that will make you believe you are in a fairy tale:

O Cebreiro

Located in Lugo, it is a town that impresses everyone who visits it. Especially for some buildings called pallozas, which is a type of pre-Roman house made of stone and thatched roof.

Until less recently, they were inhabited. Its conservation is magnificent and impressive. Every year this Galician village receives a multitude of pilgrims, as it is the entrance to the Galician community of the French Way, which leads from the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela.

Combarro

This village located in Pontevedra contains all the essence of Galicia concentrated in its streets: the well-known Galician hórreos, the typical stone houses or the stone crosses adorn the whole village and make a unique historic center.

Tui

On the banks of the Miño river emerges this beautiful village where you will believe you have returned to medieval times.

Its streets are cobblestone, well preserved and cared for to give that enchanted touch to the whole village.

From the river bank the village ‘ascends’ upwards, forming a sort of triangle. A shape recognizable for miles that makes it a picture of a movie. In addition, Portugal is very close, across the river, so by visiting Tui you can also get to know the neighboring country.

Ponte Maceira

It is a very small town but it lacks nothing. It is impossible not to fall in love with each place.

It is located on the banks of the Tambre River, between the towns of Ames and Negreira.

Its main attraction is the bridge with five perfectly preserved arches. Its construction dates back to the 15th century and is the epicenter of its historic center. Everything in this village has that medieval-traditional touch: the houses, the pazos, the churches…a walk through the memory of Galicia.

Betanzos

Declared a Historic-Artistic Site, Betanzos is a small town that you will fall in love with at every step you take.

Here you will be able to delight your eyes with a multitude of churches and medieval buildings that will take you back in time.

It is very well preserved and there is no corner not to like. Strolling through its streets and visualizing the surrounding landscape is intoxicating. In addition, after the visit you can recharge your batteries by having one of the famous Betanzos omelettes, irresistible!

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