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Praia de Pantín, Galicia | © Amador Loureiro/WikiCommons
Praia de Pantín, Galicia | © Amador Loureiro/WikiCommons

10 Things You Didn't Know About Galicia

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Updated: 14 June 2017
Galicia is located right in the top western corner of Spain, right above Portugal. A unique part of the country, it has its own customs, culture, food and even language. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about the region.

Some of Spain’s Most Beautiful Beaches Are Here

Forget the Costa del Sol or the Costa Dorada; 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 kilometres (746 miles) of coastline, and is home to many spectacular beaches. Playa de Rodas, in the Islas Cies, is one of the most picturesque.

Playa de Rodas, Galicia
Playa de Rodas, Galicia | ©Alquiler de Coches / Flickr

The End of the Earth Is Here

Located in the province of A Coruña, along the Coasta da Morte (Coast of Death) you’ll find Finisterre, which means ‘the end of the Earth’. The westernmost point in Spain, it 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.