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Top Choice Galician in Cambados

Quinta de San Amaro

The bright, big-windowed restaurant at this country boutique hotel is worth a trip from anywhere in the region for its delicious updates on traditional Galician cuisine – preparations like Iberian pork sirloin with …
Top Choice Historic Building in Cambados

Gil Armada

Gil Armada is a small family-run winery housed in the handsome 17th-century Pazo de Fefiñáns. A variety of absorbing guided tours are offered: the basic one-hour version covers the main rooms of the historic house (…
Top Choice Beach in O Grove

Praia A Lanzada

Dune-backed Praia A Lanzada sweeps a spectacular 2.3km along the west side of the low-lying isthmus leading to O Grove. It's Galicia's most splendid stretch of sand, and enticingly natural, but not exactly deserted,…
Galician in Padrón

A Casa dos Martínez

Neat little A Casa dos Martínez, on a pedestrian street in the old heart of town, serves up great three-course lunches (wine and coffee included) of creative 'cocina galega de mercado' (Galician market cuisine), wit…
Church in Cambados

Igrexa de Santa Mariña Dozo

This ruined 15th-century church, beside the wine museum, is now roofless but still has its four semicircular roof arches intact, and is surrounded by a well-kept cemetery with elaborate graves – all particularly pic…
Galician in Cambados

Restaurante Ribadomar

For something more upscale than taverns, you can get a great Galician meal at family-run Restaurante Ribadomar, with dishes such as sole with scallops or chuletón de ternera (giant beef chop), in a relatively formal…
Winery in Cambados

Martín Códax

Galicia’s best-known winery, a 2.5km drive east of Cambados, offers a variety of tours from 45 minutes to three hours, including tasting of up to four wines. Some include vineyard visits. It's essential to call ahea…
Church in Padrón

Igrexa de Santiago

Padrón is the last stop before Santiago de Compostela on the Camino Portugués pilgrim route, and pilgrims make a beeline for the Igrexa de Santiago, next to the Ponte do Carme over the Río Sar. Beneath the church's …
Island in O Grove

Illa de Sálvora

This interesting small island, part of the Parque Nacional de las Islas Atlánticas de Galicia, has a mainly rocky coast, a lighthouse, an abandoned village and an old fish-salting-plant-cum-mansion. Four-hour trips …
Market in O Grove

Lonja

You can watch the auction of the local fishing fleet's catch here on weekday afternoons – mariscos (shellfish, octopus, squid, etc) from 4 to 5pm and pescados (fish) from 5 to 6pm. The auction is conducted by the un…