Discover Ourense XX: Galicia

Postcard 20 has travelled to Beijing in China. Diego sent a postcard featuring the colours of our flag, blue and white, and other elements that define where we come from.


Try the seafood: barnacles, spider crabs, crabs, lobsters... The clams and mussels are delicious. And the fish stews are unbeatable. Inland, the octopus, empanadas (pies), stew and pork shoulder with turnip tops are a must.

If you want to have a taste of our gastronomy, watch the video below!

The Sea

The sea has also defined Galicia’s singular landscape, with 1,200 km of stunning coastline offering great biodiversity which include wide sweeping beaches with fine white sand, hidden away coves, spectacular cliffs and beautiful islands and islets, as well as the characteristic rías or estuaries which represent one of Galicia’s most distinctive features. This landscape, so entwined with the unique cultural heritage offered by the sea and fishing can be visited and enjoyed throughout the year, ably complemented by a sumptuous and varied gastronomy which bases itself on products of excellent quality, and charming accommodation in over one hundred rural guest houses.

The video below by The Telegraph discovers Galicia’s stunning views and places:


  1. A video of Galicia in The Telegraph!! Interesting!!!

  2. In fact, The Telegraph has a series of videos on our region. It's worth watching them!