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  • Muros: PAVED CORNER

    12/10/2019

    A fishing village full of History.

  • Those other travellers

    08/07/2019

    They are so small that we would rarely notice them while we are waiting to catch our flight. They do not need to present their visa or boarding pass as all of this is written in their genes. And they don't usually check in either because they tend to be travel light. They are not invisible, but we hardly notice them. And yet they fly, they fly a lot more and better than all of us. The birds, those old friends who have been crossing the sky since before man appeared upon the earth. The ones, maybe, that awakened in us the dream of traveling. The same ones that set a course for the first lost sailors. A species specially designed to see the world in all its magnitude. And even though they are here, with us, anywhere on the planet, why are we rarely aware of them?

     

     

  • Accessible tourism in Galicia

    18/06/2019

    Accessible tourism in Galicia: step by step towards normalcy

    Part of the charm of Galicia is probably that there are a lot of hard-to-reach corners. Rugged lanscapes, remote small villages with poor or even zero public transport service that could stir up curiosity to the most adventourous spirits; tiny natural areas where if there are half a dozen of people, the spell could be broken.  Perhaps, not everyone can easily get to these places, and it might be desirable to preserve small paradises because of the difficulties to access them. 

  • The Saint of Croques in the Portico of Glory

    07/03/2019
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    The Saint of Croques is one of the most popular images in the Portico of Glory. For many years, hundreds of visitors came to Santiago and performed the traditional “hit with the head”. When did this custom begin? Who really is the Saint of Croques?

     

  • 07/02/2019
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    Visit the Portico of Glory, the most emblematic work of Maestro Mateo, with the guides of Art Natura. 

  • Sargadelos, galician ceramic with over two centuries of history.

    31/08/2018

    Many will recognise the design of Sargadelos ceramics, since throughout its more than 200 years of history it has become not only a typical Galician souvenir but also a symbol of Galician identity and culture. But how did this well-known brand started?

     

  • The Plaza de la Quintana and its most outstanding buildings

    06/08/2018

    The place where our office is located, the Plaza de la Quintana, is perhaps one of the most interesting squares of all the cities and one of the essential points of visit of Santiago de Compostela. Discover with us the cultural heritage that surrounds it and its hidden secrets.

  • The main museums of Santiago: art, history and science

    17/07/2018

    Discover the wide variety of museums in Santiago de Compostela, from the well-known Museum of the Cathedral to the Natural History Museum of the USC, among many others. The city offers multiple temporary and permanent exhibitions  for all types of public.

  • Art Nouveau in the city of Coruña: the residences of the bourgeoisie

    05/07/2018

    After a period of economic growth in the late nineteenth century and the spread of a more liberal thought in the city of A Coruña, the new bourgeoisie built around the area of the Ensanche a group of unique houses, under the artistic movement of modernism. Plant motifs, inspiration from oriental cultures and women's busts decorate the buildings of the modern part of the city.

  • The Portico of Glory and its original polychromy after 50,000 hours of restoration work

    02/07/2018

    The Portico of Glory, sometimes referred as the "Sistine Chapel" of Romanesque art, was inaugurated on June 2 at a ceremony in the presence of Queen Sofia, revealing its renewed appearance after 10 years of restoration work. Its original polychromy was recovered thanks to a project in collaboration with the most prestigious universities in the world, by the use of several innovative techniques, which have served as a precedent for this type of work.