Restaurants in Galicia
Galicia is well known for its wine and gastronomy.
So finding a good place to eat is important. Turgalicia has over 3800 restaurants in its database spread out all over Galicia. Looking at these restaurants on a map really gives you an idea of how many they are.
So now you can plan your gastronomical visit to Galicia, before you leave home.
Open day at the winery
On saturday May 26th (2012) more than 60 Galicia wineries will celebrate “Open Day” were wine lovers can stop by and get a tour of these wineries. The participating wineries are located in the regions of Monterrei, O Ribeiro, Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra and Valdeorras. Please consult this pdf document for details of each of these wineries (the document is in Gallego but all wineries listed are participating).
In addition to the wineries opening up their doors this day, the local restaurants also have decided to do something special. Each of them (also listed in the pdf document above) will have a special menu for visitors (including local wines), costing €25. A children’s menu for €10,- for those under 12 years of age will also be available.
In Ribadavia and Monforte there will also be guided tours of the old town.
All should be set for a great saturday, enjoying Galician cuisine!
Layar is an augmented reality application created to facilitate finding points of interest around you using your phones GPS. Installing Layar on your mobile phone, you can search within the app for “Turgalicia” and find most restaurants and accommodations in Galicia. The results are ordered by distance to you in a list, or you can see them on a map, have a look at the video below to get an idea.
If you are planning to visit Galicia, this application will make things easier. For more information and instructions on ow to use it, have a look on this page or download this pdf document. Continue reading »
The fresh food market in Santiago de Compostela
Most visitors to Galicia visit Santiago de Compostela and its famous cathedral. The 2nd most visited site in Santiago, after the cathedral is the fresh food market (or “el Mercado de Abastos”) located 200 meters behind the cathedral.
The fresh food market has been open since 1873, offering a wide variety of locally grown vegetables, meat, fish and seafood. Up to 4000 people might stop by the market on any given day. Continue reading »
Gastronomy is one of Galicia’s main attractions: the quality and variety of local produce, the lasting traditions and evolution while respecting the past form the basis of Galician cuisine. Local products, whether crops or livestock or, especially, from the sea, have their own special characteristics and are cooked in ways that are traditional and thoughtful, home-made, unhurried, plentiful and varied, giving rise to a special, highly-renowned and much-appreciated cuisine.
The importance of gastronomy for Galicians can be seen in more than 300 food fairs that are held throughout the year all over the Autonomous Region. These celebrations of produce from the land, which generate so much interest among visitors, originated from local or regional celebrations commemorating typical traditions, friends’ meetings, or are held to coincide with harvests or religious festivals, like the pilgrimages, where fulfilment of a promise to the Saint is completed with a traditional meal. Continue reading »
Albariño Wine Festival, Cambados - Pontevedra - Spain.
“Christian cooking in the west has no larder as great as that offered by Galicia”
Cooking is one of Galicia’s main tourist resources: the quality and variety of its local products are the foundation for the diversity of dishes that are prepared, and products served. These products, from the country, from livestock and, above all, from the sea, have their own peculiarities, and although nowadays they can be found outside Galicia, local quality is still the main feature of Gallego cooking. What is more, it should not be forgotten that one of the most prestigious elements of our cuisine has been the professionalism of our chefs, who work not only in Galicia, but can be found anywhere around the world. Continue reading »