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Bite-size Break - Galicia Overview
- 2013-01-01 - 2013-12-31
Discover Spain’s breathtaking region of Galicia while visiting Allariz and Santiago de Compostela
Take a bite out of Galicia, an autonomous community in the northwest corner of Spain. With stunning architecture, a fascinating history and a distinct cuisine, Galicia is one of Spain’s most authentic and beautiful areas. Visit artisan food producers and traditional taverns in Santiago de Compostela, buy the freshest of Galician produce in San Sebastian's Abastos Market, sample the region’s fiery liquor that has been distilled for centuries, feel like you’ve stepped back in time in the Old Town of Allariz, meet local food producers and savour regional dishes that are hard to find elsewhere in Spain. If you’re after a trip to a lesser-known but remarkable part of Spain, this delicious Bite-size Break is for you.
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The finish point for pilgrims walking the Camino de Santiago, Santiago de Compostela is home to the cathedral where St James, one of the 12 Apostles, is purportedly buried.
A beautiful village on the Arnoia River, Allariz's town centre is full of cobbled streets, traditional houses and restaurants, cafes and produce stores serving up delicious local specialties.
Galicia is famous for the wide variety of cheeses it produces – from cows, sheep and goats; cured, semi-cured and smoked – and they match perfectly with local wines.
Located at the centre of a biosphere reserve, the hills and valleys surrounding Allariz are home to a wide variety of traditional food producers who still use centuries-old production techniques.
First populated during Neolithic times, Allariz's historic centre remains today with its impressive churches, old city walls and Romanesque bridge.
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