• Ola is a common greeting in Galicia, Spain. We present to you some interesting information about Galicia, Spain.

    In case you are from Galicia, Spain, and wish to report inconsistencies, please reply to this topic.

    People of Galicia, Spain speak in Galician. Around 4 million people use Galician, their home language. Galician speakers can also be found scattered in the border areas of Asturias, Castile, and León as well as throughout Portugal.

    Here are some interesting facts about the people of the Galicia community:

    1. Did you know that it is home to many thermal baths? Galicia is dotted with many natural swimming pools, heated by thermal waters.

    2. Galicia is home to some of Spain’s best beaches. Galicia borders both the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea, meaning that it has around 1,200 kilometers (746 miles) of coastline, and is home to many spectacular beaches. Playa de Rodas, in the Islas Cies, is one of the most picturesque.

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    (Image source: https://veganonboard.com/hot-springs-in-galicia-spain/)

    1. Galicia’s most famous drink is queimada, often served at fiestas and special events. It’s made from Aguadiente liquor, sugar, coffee beans, lemon peel, and cinnamon sticks, and is set on fire and stirred until all the sugar has melted into the mixture. Often referred to as witches’ brew, it’s a potent concoction.

    2. Did you know that Galicia is termed as the ‘The End of the Earth’? The westernmost point in Spain was once thought to be the end of the world but the Azores Islands in Portugal are now known to be Europe’s westernmost point.

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    (Image source: https://www.atlasobscura.com/foods/queimada-fire-punch-spain)

    1. It is a Foodie’s paradise.

    2. Did you know that the weather is different from the rest of Spain?

    3. Galicia, like many areas in Spain, celebrates many festivals throughout the year. The Os Peliqueiros Carnival in Laza is unique

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    (Image source: https://breathingalicia.com/carnival-in-galicia-the-footprint-of-our-ancestors/)

    Hope you enjoyed this little piece of interesting facts about Galician culture. If you want to share some more facts like these, please let us know!


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