Galicia in the uppermost northwest part of Spain, is a 30,000 km2 area washed by both the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea. An autonomous community, it is formed by four provinces: A Coruña, Lugo, Pontevedra, and Ourense. Historically, the land is world famous due to the ancient pilgrimage Way of St. James and also for being the burial of James the Great, the brother of John the Apostle. In ancient times, Romans called Galicia’s outer borders Finisterre, meaning ‘End of the known Earth’.
Galicia is a coastal and very green land, with a rich economy rooted on fishing, livestock, and tourism. Due to its savage nature and location, the whole region has a very different climate that other parts of Spain. Full of beautiful coasts and bays (rías) all over except in its inner province, Ourense, and rich in lakes and pine and eucalyptus forests, Galicia offers numberless possibilities for both outdoor and indoor activities and events.
100 kilometers of Artabri coastline just from Costa da Morte to Rías Altas, and 500 kilometers of Rías Baixas or lower estuarine inlets, located in the southwest region down to Portugal.
Lots of landmarks and natural reserves to see and wonder such as the Atlantic Islands National Park, or the woodlands, the Wall of Lugo, ancient manor houses and Celtic stone crosses, dolmens and fortifications, cathedrals and churches… Galicia has an impressive cultural heritage full of magic and history, and a breathtaking natural endowment of wild beaches, birdlife and marine tourism.
Known by an unparalleled gastronomy mostly based on sea specialties, the region has also an important legacy of vineyards which allow pleasant visits such as group strolls and tasting sessions. Incentives in the vast green spaces or the wild beach may be enhanced by healthy wellness therapies in the natural springs.
With respect to venues, the four provinces possess splendid hotels and mansions of all sorts, facilitating event celebrations and accommodation. Besides, the Galicia Conference and Exhibition Centre is located in the capital city and has a surface area of 15,000 m².
The region has good transport connections and three international airports, one of them ranking the second with greater air traffic volume in northern Spain.
Galicia will surprise event and meeting professionals and DMCs for its high quality services, facilities and incentive possibilities as the perfect MICE destination.