The capital of Galicia is the only city in the world that has an astral mark. At night a string of stars mark out in the sky the path along St. James' Way, The route to the edge of the European continent.
Since the 9th century, pilgrims have the paths of Europe towards Galicia.
Islands which hide suprising laurel tree woods, oak tree groves which float on the river Miño, birch tree woods where the werewolf sought shelter, holm oak groves which have drifted away from the Mediterranean meadows to be covered in Atlantic moss, the westernmost beech tree woods on the Cantabrian coast, the largest yew tree wood in Europe...
This is a landscape that we Galicians like to call humanised landscape —a house here, a house there— where one village or town is never too far away from the other, and the inhabited spaces are always small. In the most hidden places, briars, ancient and mysterious woods.
Six thousand years ago, the first agricultural communities began to erect dolmens. From the sea to the mountains, they can be found in their thousands in the region, though only a few of these huge stones emerge above ground.
Urban Galicia is essentially Atlantic in nature, as five of its seven cities lie along the axis that extends with similar features from Ferrol to the Portuguese frontier, taking in Ferrol itself, A Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo.
"Today the presence of Galicia in the world also involves an economic factor, it is the centre of the most important international fashion chain, tourism represents 11% of GDP and our land comes first among the fishing lands of Europe."