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Cheap flights to Galicia

Galicia is an autonomous community with the official status of a historic nationality, located in northwest Spain. It consists of the provinces of Lugo, Ourense, Pontevedra, and A Coruña, occupying a total area of 529,574.4 square kilometres. The capital city is Santiago de Compostela, while the largest city in Galicia is A Coruña.

What to see & do

Aquarium Finisterrae - Aquarium Finisterrae, or Aquarium of the End of the World, is a facility in the city of A Coruña. The Aquarium is an interactive centre of the sciences of marine biology and oceanography. Inaugurated on June 5, 1999, the museum was created to encourage people to learn more about the ocean, paying special attention to the Galician coast, and to teach people to care more about marine life. The largest aquarium in Aquarium Finisterrae is the Atlantic Ocean exposition room. There are several interactive modules and a stroking pool where visitors are given the chance to touch some of the marine life.

Tower of Hercules - The Tower of Hercules in Corunna is an ancient Roman lighthouse approximately 2.4 kilometres from the centre of A Coruña. The tower stands 180 feet tall, overlooking the North Atlantic coast of Spain, and is the second tallest lighthouse in Spain. At almost 1,900 years old, it is the oldest Roman lighthouse still in use. The lighthouse was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site as of June 27, 2009.

Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park - The Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park is the region's only national park. It covers a land are of 1,200 hectares and a sea area of 7,200 hectares, comprising of the archipelagos of Cíes, Ons, Sálvora, and Cortegada.

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral - The Santiago de Compostela Cathedral is the reputed final resting place of Saint James the Great, an apostle of Jesus Christ. The Romanesque structure itself is quite impressive, featuring later Gothic and Baroque additions. It has historically been a place of pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago, or Way of St. James.

As Catedrais Beach - As Catedrais beach, which translates to Beach of the Cathedrals, is a Spanish beach situated on the Cantabric coast in Lugo. It is noted for its natural arches and caves, seen during low tide.

How to get around within Galicia

Several bus companies provide public transportation within and outside of Galicia. The bus lines' routes and combinations can be found at the bus station in most, if not all, cities and towns in the region. Driving conditions are also good, for those who want to rent a car.

How to get there

The three international airports serving Galicia are A Coruña Airport, Vigo–Peinador Airport, and Santiago de Compostela Airport. A Coruña Airport, formerly Alvedro Airport, connects to Madrid, Barcelona, London, Bilbao, Seville, and Lisbon via Air Europa, Iberia, TAP Portugal, and Vueling. Vigo–Peinador Airport is also linked to these places (except Seville) and has additional flights to and from Paris. Santiago de Compostela Airport receives flights from Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Geneva, Alicante, Frankfurt, London, Valencia, Istanbul, and various other locations. Regular service is provided by Air Europa, easyJet, Iberia, Ryanair, Turkish Airlines, and Vueling.

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