Viveiro stages the most elaborate Semana Santa celebrations in northern Spain. The tradition goes back to the 13th century, and today the town fills with processions and decorations throughout Holy Week, with over 1…
Betanzos parties in honour of its patron saint in August. As midnight approaches on 16 August around 50,000 people cram into the central square to witness the release of an enormous paper hot-air balloon 25m high.
Over a week in late August or early September Praia de Pantín hosts the Pantín Classic, a qualifying event in the World Surf League for pro surfers.
Up to 90,000 heavy metal, punk and hardcore fans descend on Viveiro for four days of headbanging.