Amanda Bennett: A Year in Zaragoza, Spain

Galicia March 4, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — psychohistoria @ 11:08 am

Tonight I leave for Galicia on the trenhotel – “Train Hotel”. After an overnight ride across Spain to the Atlantic Coast, we will arrive in Galicia, the westernmost Spanish autonomous community perched right above Portugal.

Galicia's location within Spain

The city we’re staying in, Santiago de Compostela, is the famous final destination of the Camino de Santiago, a pilgrimage trail from southern France almost to the Spanish Atlantic coast. Galicia is yet another Spanish place with its own language, gallego, which is most closely related to Portuguese.

Santiago is in the province of La Coruña (A Coruña in Gallego), whose capital city is - surprise - A Coruña!

We’ve heard it’s a gorgeous place, so photos will be sure to appear post-trip!

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