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Cidade da Cultura de Galicia

Cidade da Cultura de Galicia

Located in Santiago de Compostela – emblem of the European cultural tradition, whose historic town was declared a World Heritage Site...


Cuisine: "Gastronomía de Galicia"

In Galicia you might miss some things, but you cannot miss its cuisine...

Terras de Santiago

Festivals and gastronomy...

In terms of local products with a Protected Geographical Indication or Designation of Origin, noteworthy items include Galician chestnuts, Galician turnip greens, Santiago-style cake, Tetilla cheese, Arzúa-Ulloa cheese and wine with the D.O. Rías Baixas, though they are produced in other geodestinations as well.
Besides being home to famous writers such as Rosalia de Castro and Nobel Laureate Camilo Jose Cela and its being a town of great importance in Xacobean worship and culture, Padrón is known for one of its farm products: Padrón peppers. though the Protected Designation of Origin of this product is 'Pemento de Herbón', due to the place name of the parish that is the location the Convent of Santo Antonio de Herbón, who is linked to the introduction of this pepper from America. Interestingly, not all of these peppers are hot; the spiciness actually only occurs occasionally, hence the popular saying: 'Padrón peppers: some are hot, and some are not'. 
With regard to the most important local tourism-related celebrations and events, there are Galician Tourist Events of note such as the Filloa festival in Lestedo, the Festa do Queixo in Arzúa, the Pemento de Herbón festival (in Padrón), the Trucha de Oroso festival, the Festa do Galo de Piñeiro and Mostra Cabalar in O Pino, and the only festival declared as an International Tourism Event: the Festividade del Apóstol Santiago. In the municipalities bordering the river, the Altos de los Xenerais do Ulla take place during Carnival.

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