Towns, villages and places of interest in Galicia
Select from the list of Galician towns in the menu running down the right hand column, or use the more complete list of links further down the page.
Whist Galicia has several large and well known cities, it is the smaller towns and villages that represent the real character of the region and at least some of these towns should be on your "not to be missed" list if you take a Galician vacation.
Just like anywhere else, Galicia has a wealth of small conurbations, each with its own peculiarities, architectural styles and local cuisines. Most of Galicia's towns are coastal, but some are located inland and many have intersting churches, monestaries, town houses, castro's (celtic settlement ruins) and festivals. The idea of this section of Galicia Guide is to give you some ideas of what you can find and where. So, if you want to see a festival with a difference, try "Pobra do Cariminal". Or, if you want a town with a fishing heritage look to Ribiera.
To the right and below are text button links to various towns that we think are worth your attention in all four of Galicia's provinces. Namely, A Coruna, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra. We also include Castro's and other landmarks in this section of Galicia Guide.
Most of our town guides are several pages in length and all feature photographic highlights and our subjective opinion's of the locations in question. If you disagree with anything we say, or would like us to include somewhere in Galicia you have visited, send us an email. To discover more, simply click on the appropriate button or text link to find out about the Galician destination of your choice.
This website is constantly updated.
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A list of mini guides to towns and places of interest below
A popular coastal port
An historic and important inland town
A very famous fishing village
Sea side conurbation of towns
A small island
A little village in Rois near Padron
A village on the coast
Part of a national park
Some castros (Celtic ruins)
An inland district
One of the few non coastal towns
A quaint place by the ocean
Both a port and pictureque town
Large fishing port
An old castle near la Coruna
Well known for its monastery
This inland town is overlooked by a castle (now a parador)
Some more castros
Fortress ruins with a Vicking connection
A town in Lugo province
A big city near A Coruna
A typical Galician town in la Coruna province.
A town close to la Coruna city.
Located near Boiro.
An ancient burial ruin.
A small town with a big horreo and an even bigger beach.
The premier beach resort in Galicia.
A town with something to see.
A great coastal castle close to Ferrol.
A stunning little beach town in la Coruna province.
A classic Galician cathedral city on the border with Portugal.
A large town on the Arousa ria with a monastery.
This might just be the most picturesque town in Galicia.
A town very close to Santiago de Compostela.
This, in our opinion, is the best castle in Galicia.
This is the eastern neighbour of Galicia.
We think that this is Galicia's best in land town.
This town has one of the best Castros.
An inland castle
This is a large town in Ourense.
In our view one of the best places to visit in Ourense.
A small town in Ourense.
A small town on the la Coruna coast.
A town in Ourense with a nice medieval quarter.
This town in Ourense has a large monastery.
This town is on the Lugo - Ourense border and has a monastery.
Coastal town in la Coruna with a mythical and magical healing stone.
A large castle in the south of Ourense.
A medium sized town in south eastern Ourense.
Hamlet in Lugo, popular with English speakers re-locating to Galicia.
A coastal town near Outes in la Coruna
Small town south of Vigo
New 01.08.2008 A little hamlet in Lugo.
A small town in Lugo province.
Some small islands in the ria de Vigo.
A coastal town in southern Pontevedra.
A small island in Pontevedra province close to Vilonova de arosa.
A pretty coastal town in the more northerly part of la Coruna province.
Large impressive lighthouse with visitor centre.
A small lighthouse at the end of the Noia - Muros ria.
A very popular beach in the la Coruna province.
A thermal Spa town in Pontevedra province.
A little inland town.
A small village in Orense province with a monastery.
You can find brief information on more towns if you visit the index areas of la Coruna, Ourense, Pontevedra and Lugo (use the menu buttons to the left). In the menu bar that will appear to the right there will be a button taking you to a page about towns in that province.