Sunday, January 30, 2011

The mystical place of the Celts and Christians

Romantic and untamed coast of Galicia Costa Del  Morte ( Coast of Death ). It is called "Coast of Death" because large number of people killed in the boat accident, which occured in heavy sea. Formerly, people belived that this place is the end of the world, where the souls of the dead go on the road to the stars.
Today, tourists enjoy in the hidden beaches, where they can swimm even in the fall.

Holy city
In the Galicia, there are two myths, one is a legend of Jacob ( protector of Christians and murder of Mavra). SAntiago de Compostela is the capital of Galicia. Santiago de Compostela is the most important Catholic center in Europe. Also it is larges source of income in this region. Every year, 4.5 million of tourist came to the holy city to the tomb of the apostle Jacob. Another myth is related to Celts.  Their ancient rituals are still preserved and mingled with Christian traditions. People believe that rock and sea have supernatural power. Many young people believe in souls travel, supernatural power  and Meige - witches. Meiga is a descendant of the druids and the good witches.

Capital  of lobster
 By the way, you can try Kaldo, strong soup of white beans, potatoes and ham. The closer you are large bays, which are often on the menu of mussels, crabs and sea spiders. Ninety-five percent of the catch of fish and seafood in Spain comes just from Galicia, where every town has its specialty. Lobster is considered the capital of A Guarda on the river Minho, which divides Galicia from Portugal.  This harbors town with beautiful fishing houses with bright colors is an ideal place to start touring Galicia.  Be sure to climb the mountain of Santa Tegra, with whom it offers a beautiful view of the Atlantic, the river and land. The slopes of the hills are one of the most impressive Celtic settlements in Europe, a hundred round house from the seventh century BC.
The next place to visit is the Tui with its dignified cathedral.Parador from which an excellent view of the city proves that travelers in Galicia do not always have to spend the night in spartan conditions.Parade of the hotels in the historical city walls, former monasteries, noble villas and castles.

Impregnable fortress
One particularly impressive Parador is located in bayonets, where Columbus's galley,  "Pinta" was first met with the European mainland. Normans and the Turks tried to steal this port city, but failed to take the fort Castelo de Montreal, from which today survived kilometers of walls and the Regent Palace. It was expanded and converted into "Conde de Gondomar, a huge Parador in which it is difficult to find even a reception 

1 comment:

  1. Thanks.