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Galicia or Galicia is an autonomous community in north-west Spain, comprising the provinces of a Coruña, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra, being delimited by Portugal to the south, with the Spanish autonomous communities of Castile and Leon and Asturias to the east, with the Atlantic Ocean , to the west and to the north.
Galicia has more than 1,660 km (1,030 miles) of coastline, including its islands and islets, among them the Islands Cies, Ons, Sálvora, Cortegada, and the largest and most populated island of Arousa.
Galicia is known in Spain as the "land of a thousand rivers". The rivers cross the entire mountain region from the interior to the coast, where they form "Rias" characteristics.
The coast itself offers great contrasts, from flat beaches "As Mariñas" to the dangerous cliffs of "Costa de la Muerte".
Its capital, Santiago de Compostela is the final destination of the Camino de Santiago, the famous pilgrimage route. For this reason, it is worth visiting this region also called Green Spain.
Its landscapes full of green wooded valleys, and its fantastic beaches.
Along the entire length of its coastline, bathed by the Cantabrian Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, there are areas of spectacular cliffs, such as The Coast of Death, or the incredible Atlantic Islands National Park.
You can visit its numerous charming villages, both on the seafront and inland, and cities such as Santiago de Compostela, A Coruña, Ferrol, Lugo, Orense, Pontevedra and Vigo.
Its many monuments such as the Tower of Hercules or the walls of the city of Lugo, are both a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
For those in sport, there are golf courses, marine resorts as options to choose from.
Galicia's delicious gastronomy is one of its strengths, and features a variety of typical products and dishes, including seafood (Dublin Bay prawns, prawns, mussels, scallops, lobsters, crabs), veal, shank with turnip or almond known as "tarte de Santiago". And to drink nothing better than two of its most famous wines, Ribeiro and Albariño (which each have their own wine route) or the popular "burned" (alcoholic beverages burnt in a clay bowl according to the typical ritual) .
The climate of Galicia is temperate, and especially in winter, with minimum temperatures of about 5ºC, quite rainy.
During the summer season, maximum temperatures rise to around 20ºC.
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