Galicia & Green Spain
These regions encompass small fishing towns, hills and valleys, lush forests, steep cliﬀs and mountains, as well as the Pilgrimage route to Santiago.
The destination of the ‘Camino de Santiago’, the city of Santiago de Compostela has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, which is now the Cathedral. This is situated on the main plaza of the old and well-preserved town, along with the 18th century Pazo de Raxoi, the town hall, and the Hostal dos Reis Catolicos.
Visitors to Bilbao should see St James’ Cathedral and the Church of San Anton in the old town, as well as the Basilica of Begona. Elsewhere, former industrial areas have been transformed into modern spaces, such as the Abandoibarra, which includes the Guggenheim Museum and Iberdrola Tower.
Oviedo contains a very rich architectural history, with many buildings dating back to the early medieval period. Leon was founded in the 1st century BC and is home to Gaudi’s Casa de Botines. Burgos also has many historical landmarks. The coastal town of San Sebastian is known for its high density of Michelin-starred restaurants. Inland, Pamplona and Zaragoza give a diﬀerent take on Spanish life and culture.