ROMARÍA DA FRAGA

Tourist Interest
147
Dates of celebration: 24/07 - 25/07

Location

As Pontes de García Rodríguez - A Coruña

Coordinates:
43º 26' 55.0" N - 7º 50' 33.9" W

Description

A wooded area criss-crossed by the roads that run up and down the Faladoira Mountains, famous for their megalithic burial mounds and the spectacular geological formations, creating a magnificent setting around the River Eume and its tributaries. This romería has been held in this breathtaking setting on 24th and 25th July every year since 1904. The Fraga, which is the Galician word used to refer to a wood with various species of trees, takes place in open area close to the river banks where a traditional hut building competition is held, followed by a meal consisting of Galician festive fare such as octopus and meat and fish filled pies. In the background, the sound of the Galician pipes, as it is only in the open air that the full richness of its notes can be truly appreciated. In the afternoon, traditional games such as tug-of-war are played. On the eve of the romería a folk festival is held, with performances from some of the finest traditional bands and groups of the moment

Further features

Folkloric
Festivities Tourist Interest Galician Festivals of Tourist Interest
Arriba