Explore Spain’s hidden gem: Galicia

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  • Spain, Europe
  • 619 km
  • 10:15 hr

Nestled in the northwest corner of Spain, Galicia remains rugged, wild and undiscovered. This road trip combines the mystifying coastal stretch, photogenic fishing villages and many interesting sites.

In A Coruña pay a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site Torre de Hércules. From this Ancient Roman lighthouse hit the road and prepare for some of the most spectacular views of Galicia’s magnificent coastline. On this coastal stretch the scenic drive includes stops at three amazing lookout points: Faro de Cabo Ortegal, Vixia Herbeira and Estaca de Bares. Continue east along the rocky coastline and head for a natural wonder that goes by the name of Praia de Catadrais. Walking underneath these majestic eroded cliffs on this famous Cathedral Beach is a must-do. Descend to Santiago de Compostela to explore Galicia’s famous cathedral: the destination of the legendary pilgrim’s route Camino de Santiago. Immerse yourself in Galicia’s Celtic history at Castro de Baroña and laze at one of Galicia’s highest rated beaches: Playa de Carnota. A bit further up the road you will find a unique river-fed waterfall that flows directly into the ocean: Cascada do Ezaro. The final stop before headed back to A Coruña is Cape Finisterre: the 'end' of Spain's mainland.

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