The best way to use your hire car to explore the Galicia
Its monastries, churches, palaces, old streets
and houses, combined with its spiritual and cultural significance,
have given Santiago a place in the list of UNESCO
World Heritage cities.
There are wonderful plazas, and a truly
magnificent 11th century Cathedral, and about a million other
things to toole round in your rental car and see. And see.
And see. and then fall over and sleep. And the best place
to do that is the plateresque-style Parador, which
was once an inn for pilgrims, and the Baroque Convent of
San Martiño Pinario. In the Old Quarter are lots of little
shops, cafés, great bars offering many tasty treats and
mouth-watering seafood restaurants. It is a delight
to wander around.
When you can drag yourself away from Santiago,
it's a short run to Rias Baixas, which consists of
four large rias or estuaries. Beautiful scenery, 'blue flag´
beaches and a mild climate, in a fishing town with great seafood.
This is a region of charming villages set
in an emerald landscape. Among the more interesting villages
there is Muros, a fine, old-fashioned granite Gallego
town. Also Noia, a town full of Celtic legends.
Cambados, the capital of the Albariño wine districtis
worth a visit, as well as A Toxa one of the most
stylish resorts in Galicia. You can get from the resort
by a bridge to O Grove, a fishing port and family resort.
You can pick up a vehicle, for that's
the best way of to check out Galicia, at our locations
in Santiago listed above. If you are new
driver in Spain, please refer to our"Driving
Regulations" page. If you are intending to ramble round
Nothern Spain a bit, then probably our "Places
to Stay" pages, and perhaps, a look at our
"Places to See" page, would be helpful.