The region of Galicia in northwestern Spain is famous, mainly, for Santiago de Compostela, the final destination for pilgrims from all over the world traversing the 'Way of Saint James' but there is plenty to see in this lesser-explored part of the country.
Breathtaking views, historic sites and a wild, rugged coastlines with steep cliffs and amazing beaches make for a region remarked for its timeless beauty. It is also home to what may arguably be considered the best seafood in the country - perhaps even the continent.
If you're looking to take this trip soon, do it the way the locals do. Though June to September are peak tourist periods, you may want to avoid some of the fuss by heading that way in May. Calmer waters and an agreeable temperature make it a great time to visit and enjoy great meals such as vieiras á galega (breaded scallops) and pulpo á feira (boiled octopus with garlic and paprika).
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