Galicia is the most north-western region of the Iberian Peninsula. Its geographic position, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, and a rainy climate, differentiates it, like the other northern regions on the Bay of Biscay coast, from the rest of the country. Galicia is a green grass land full of leafy forests with a culture with ancient Celtic roots, full of castros, bagpipers and mysterious pre-Roman traditions.
The Way of Saint James, with its end point in the Galician city of Santiago de Compostela, has been one of the main pilgrimage routes for Christians in Europe for more than a thousand years, and nowadays it is the greatest tourist attraction of the region. The cultural and artistic interest in the Way of Saint James, a route where the history of this region can be admired, increases every year. This religious route, that finishes in Santiago, nevertheless continues and takes us to remote times before the discovery of the remains of the Apostle Saint James in the Middle Ages, and takes us to Finisterre (End of the world), with sights to the sea on the "Costa da morte", the true end of the route.
The sea is protagonist in Galicia. Its coast is full of cliffs and rias, which offers spectacular rustic surroundings. The waves of the sea cut into the coast, transforming the fluvial river basin, and making a trimmed coast full of cliffs. ‘Rias Altas’, in the north, has magnificent beaches and fishing towns. And ‘Rias Baixas’, to the south, has some important natural reserves and baths like the one in La Toja.