What is Galicia famous for?


The capital city of Compostela was declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site. Galician fine arts and craftsmanship have traditionally been among the best in the world.


With specialities such as empada (pie), caldo (broth), filhoas (crepes), alvarinho and ribeiro wines, queijos (cheese), etc.


With famed breath-taking scenery. You’ll have to come and see that for yourself!


Galicia has produced fine literature influencing its European counterparts since the 13thC, from Medieval Cantigas to modern authors such as Rosalia de Castro, Castelao, Pedraio, Novoneira, Cunqueiro, Avilés de Taramancos, Celso Emilio Ferreiro, and many others.

Music and dance

From traditional melodies to rock. Someone once said: “We’re at the end of the world, but we make the best music in the universe”. Some also say that there is a party in Galicia for every day of the year! And that might be true actually.

International projection

“Galicians are everywhere”. Thanks to millions of emigrants throughout history, and the outstanding expansion of the Galician commercial and fishing fleet, the name of Galicia has been spread all over the globe. The significance of the Way of Saint James (pilgrimage route) has also been crucial in the making of Europe. As Goethe put it “Europe was built on the pilgrimages to Compostela”.


Football clubs such as Deportivo and Celta Vigo have helped to put Galicia on the map. Galician rowing, roller hockey, triathlon, sailing, handball or cycling are also renowned.

What and where is Galicia (Galiza)? by Milésio