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Cheap flights to Galicia

Galicia is an autonomous community of Spain with the official status of a historic nationality. It is located in northwest Spain and comprises of the provinces of A Coruña, Lugo, Ourense, and Pontevedra. It has coasts to the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, and is bordered by Portugal to the south, and the Spanish autonomous communities of Castile and León and Asturias to the east. It occupies a total area of 29,574 square kilometres. The political capital of Galicia is Santiago de Compostala, located in the province of A Coruña.

 

What to see & do

Galicia's beaches - Galicia has more than 1,660 kilometres or 1,030 miles of coastline in total, including its offshore islands and islets. The region is blessed with some of the most scenic beaches, and literally the most beaches, in Spain. For golden sand and large waves, head off to La praia de Queiruga beach in the A Coruña province. From there, you might be able to catch sight of dolphins swimming just a few metres away. Area Longa is a nudist beach that is also quite popular with surfers. Rio Siera is a small beach fed by a river. Near the beach are a picnic area and a cafe. 

Santiago Cathedral - The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is a cathedral of the archdiocese in the city of Santiago de Compostela. It is said to be the final resting place of Saint James the Great, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. Since the Early Middle Ages, it has been a place of pilgrimage on the Way of St. James. The cathedral is a Romanesque structure with Gothic and Baroque additions. 

Lugo - The city of Lugo is the only one in Europe completely surrounded by well-preserved Roman walls. The walls were erected in the third century AD, are up to 15 metres high, along a 2.2 kilometre loop with 71 towers. In the city, main points of attraction are the Praza Maior, the main square filled with cafes, Parque Rosalia de Castro, and a museum with a collection of Galician art. Centro de Interpretación de la Muralla, north of Lugo's cathedral, provides information on the background of the Roman walls, with videos and free audio guides that are available in English.

 

How to get around within Galicia

Renfe Operadora is a railway company in Spain that travels through Santiago de Compostela and cover all the major cities in Spain and Portugal. Routes and schedules are posted on the official RENFE website.

Several bus companies also run within Galicia, and can usually take you anywhere in Galicia, as well as in and out of Galicia. There is at least one local bus station in every city and town. Cars are available for rent from many car rental agencies all over the region, but are not a very common choice.  

 

How to get there

The primary airport serving Galicia is Santiago de Compostela Airport. It operates to cities in Spain and to several major cities in Europe. Santiago de Compostela Airport is served by Air Europa, easyJet, easyJet Switzerland, Iberia, Iberia Express, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling, and receives flights from Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Tenerife, London, Basel, Geneva, Bilbao, Madrid, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Palma de Mallorca, Valencia, Istanbul, and Barcelona.  

Flights to Galicia

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