A summer in Galicia in the time of Coronavirus

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Travelling to Galicia (in spanish: viajar a Galicia) in times of the COVID-19 Pandemic, is an interesting challenge for those who wish to visit this magical land at the beginning of summer. This adventure, that not everyone will be able to do, must be done maintaining the security protocols to avoid the spread of the virus. 

The journey through this piece of Spain must be done using the mask, gloves, alcohol, antibacterial and gels; although in Galicia the state of alarm has been lifted, the virus is still out there and the best thing is to protect yourself so that the walk through this small paradise is not a problem.  

Where to start travelling?

This autonomous community of the Kingdom of Spain, with its own language and culture, offers 29,574 km, for the enjoyment of travelers. Located in the northwest of the country, it offers tourists abundant vegetation and an Atlantic coast. So a trip to Galicia (viaje a Galicia) will be pleasant and relaxing 

Those who choose the beach as a destination will find Rianxo, a seafaring town, which, in addition to paradisiacal beaches, has an attractive port; this small Galician space also has a very colorful old town: full of terraces and several places to enjoy drinks and typical food.   

Vilagarcía de Arousa, a seafaring town, very touristic; where the cordiality of its people is evident, is another option to visit if you want to travel to Galicia (viajar a Galicia).

Its capital, La Coruña, is a cosmopolitan, modern and very beautiful city. It has two urban beaches: Riazor and Orzán with all the hotel services, restaurants, taverns, varied shopping centers, theaters... a whole range of options to make the summer satisfactory. 

There is more!

The biggest city you can visit when travelling to Galicia is Vigo: it is the biggest in the autonomous community. It has many beaches but its jewel, the most sought after are the Cíes Islands. They can only be reached by sea. 

There is an area considered by the ancient Romans as the coast of death (Costa da Morte). The amount of shipwrecks, due to the dangerousness of its cliffs and frequent storms, made it worthy of that name. An area with dangerous waves and few visitors is the ideal place for those who like extreme sites.  

Costa da Morte has Gothic tale landscapes, where you can enjoy numerous samples of Romanesque art, lace crafts and succulent seafood. 

Another alternative is to visit the small town of Finisterre. A fishing village that continues the tradition of oral bids in the fish market and where tourists can enjoy excellent seafood cuisine. 

If when travelling to Galicia you are interested in the mountain climate, observing the running of the crystalline water of the river, the singing of the birds and a pleasant climate, Ribeira Sacra is the perfect choice. Crossed by the Miño and Sil rivers, the mountains that make up this area are ideal for observing at leisure. 

The name of Ribeira Sacra is thanks to the long list of churches and more than 18 monasteries that are scattered in the topography of the area. The area is also known for the quality of its vineyards and the wines that are matured there.  

Prevention will make the difference

The site you decide to visit and the way you do it: in your vehicle, by train or by sea, must have an important principle: adhere to the protection measures against COVID-19. Maintain social distance, mouthguards and gels cannot be missed. The virus must not become a companion to this family pleasure trip.

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