FESTAS PATRONAIS DE SAN ROQUE

Tourist Interest
On the Way of St. James
Dates of celebration: 14/08 - 25/08
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Festivities Tourist Interest Galician Festivals of Tourist Interest

Location

Street: BETANZOS

Betanzos - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 16' 46.0" N - 8º 12' 37.0" W

Description

A medieval city founded on the hill rising above the Rivers Mero and Mandeo on the stretch of coastline of the province of A Coruña known as the Mariñas Coruñesas. The citys landmarks include the churches of Santiago or Santa María do Azougue, or the Franciscan church, which houses the magnificent tomb of Fernán Pérez de Andrade "O Bo", as well as its ancient taverns under the arches. The focal point of the Festivals that are held from 14 to 25 August is the Plaza do Campo, from which a giant handmade paper balloon is launched. Other events include the river trip to the beautiful shady "Os Caneiros", where families and friends share a meal together on the slopes of A Espenuca, a hill that has been considered to be a sacred place since ancient times.

The Ways of St. James

The English Camino

Further features

Religious
Last update: 20/07/2018
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