7 October 2022

This hilly region in North West Spain is famous for its beautiful coastline, historic capital city and incredible seafood. 

Sitting just above Portugal in the North West of Spain, Galicia is the country's greenest province, boasting lush, hilly landscapes and the country's longest coastline. The region is perhaps most famous for the Camino de Santiago - a pilgrimage route finishing in the capital of Santiago de Compostela. However, it's also a popular destination for lovers of good food and drink. 

Galician seafood, in particular, is some of the finest in the world, and there is a strong tradition of preserving it in tins. Large (often seafood-filled) pies known as empanadas are also widespread, with recipes varying according to locality and personal preference. Galicia also has a flourishing wine scene and is home to various D.Os including the renowned Rías Baixas, an area that produces exceptional white wines from the Albariño grape.

Read on to find out more about the culinary landscape of this historic region, or try one of our traditional Galician recipes. 

Welcome to Galicia

Keen to find out more about this green Spanish region? Check out our complete foodie guide to Galicia.

Sublime seafood

Santiago de Compostela

The region's capital Santiago de Compostela may be best known as the end point of the Way of St. James but it also has a thriving food culture, waiting to be discovered.

The Galician Kitchen

The Wines of Rías Baixas

Galicia isn't just just famed for its food - some of Spain's most celebrated white wines are produced here, particularly in Rías Baixas. Discover more about the D.O that's home to the Albariño grape.