Galicia is an autonomous community in the north-west of Spain.
Galicia is famous for its fish and seafood, and the local wines are well worth tasting. Every village and town has its fiesta in the summer and Santiago has one of the best with two weeks of entertainment at the end of July which is largely free or at very reasonable prices. There are also a full complement of cinemas, theatres, concert halls and art galleries.
The Galician coast is one of Spain's best kept secrets having everything from quiet safe beaches to pounding Atlantic surf. The weather can be beautiful in summer, but the water is never really warm. There are buses from Santiago to the beaches, or you could hire a car for a weekend.
Galician countryside is green and crisscrossed with rivers and streams. There are walks for every kind of walker, from gentle strolls along river banks to more rugged hikes in the eastern hills. You can also do water sports such as canoeing, rafting and so on.