Galicia is located in the green northwestern part of Spain.
If it was not
for Santiago de Compestela, Galicia may not have been known as well as it is.
it is some os Galicia's provinces are not even known to tourists, and probably will
Unlike the rest of Spain, Galicia looks much like Ireland.
attracted the Celts during their exploration.
The landscape is lush and filled
with pine and eucalyptus.
Galicia also has some of the best beaches in all of
Gallegos (Galicia's people) are very different from other Spanish people and
seem to almost be a different race.
They have a whiter pailer complextion, and
have blond hair.
They are also different in the things that they do for
They don't have any of the high-tech theatures, or the night life
They are more interested in music, poetry, land, family, witchcraft,
death, and superstition.
They spend a lot of time thinking about things and why
they are the way that they are.
They usually are not prejudice to any outsiders,
and willing listen to their ideas.
People believe that many of these traits came
from the Celts who came in 1000 B.C.
and ruled until A.D. 137.
They seem to have
many things in common with the Irish and the Scots because of this.
bagpipe-like instrument called a Gaita.
The language of Galicia is different from the rest of Spain also, they speak
a variation of Castillian which has
some French tones as well as Portuguese.
have their own favorite foods also, which consist mainly of seafood.
Some of their
specialty dishes are: merluza (hake), cigalas (prawns), camarones (small shrimp).
chipirones (little squid), langostines (crayfish), vieiras (scallops), percebes
(goose baracles), and trout and other local fish.
Most of their dishes are served
either in casseroles or broiled, or steamed, or rolled into crepes called
In the winter months, the dishes are served with meat instead of
Usually the meat is rabbit, or game.
Although ham, pork, and sausages