ACTIVITIES PROGRAM

Proposed visits to World Heritage Sites in Galicia during the Second EU-CELAC Academic and Knowledge Summit.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

MORNING TOUR - OLD TOWN OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Meeting point: Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.

Route: a viewing of both the interior and the exterior of the Cathedral, followed by a walk through the medieval streets and squares of the old town (praza do Obradoiro, Pazo de Fonseca, rúa do Franco, praza do Toural, rúa do Vilar, praza de Praterías, praza da Quintana, praza da Acibechería and San Martín Pinario Monastery). The route will end with a visit to the Mercado de Abastos (the fresh food market) and a sampling of Galician products.



AFTERNOON TOUR – OLD TOWN OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Meeting point: Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.

Route: a visit to the Cathedral and the Pórtico de la Gloria (subject to accessibility). This will be followed by visits to the Praza do Obradoiro, Pazo de Fonseca, rúa do Franco, praza do Toural, rúa do Vilar, praza das Praterías, praza da Quintana, praza da Acibechería and the San Martín Pinario Monastery. The tour will end with a sampling of regional products in the city’s old town.



HALF-DAY TOURS (5 HOURS) – MORNING AND/OR AFTERNOON OPTIONS

Bus trips to various popular sites in Galicia. You can choose between the following options:

A/ VIEWS OF THE RÍA DE AROUSA AND A VISIT TO THE PAZO DE RUBIANES

In the heart of the Rías Baixas, we will visit the Pazo de Rubianes, known for its excellent vineyards. World-renowned for its camelias, it has many unique spots and constructions that are over 600 years old. At the end of the visit, there will be a tasting of white Albariño wines in the pazo’s cellar.

B/ LA COSTA DA MORTE (THE DEATH COAST), MUXÍA Y FISTERRA

La Costa da Morte, or the Death Coast, is one of the most beautiful spots in Galicia. It is also the most western point in Europe as well as being the end of the Camino de Santiago for many pilgrims. On this tour, you will enjoy panoramic views of deserted beaches, bays, and cliffs, as well as a visit to the incredibly beautiful Virgen de la Barca Sanctuary in Muxía, before ending the trip in Cabo Fisterra, where you will enjoy a tasting menu while you take in the sunset.

C/ THE CITY OF A CORUÑA

Enjoy views from the bus of the longest seafront promenade in Europe, with stops at the Plaza de María Pita, the heart of the city, and at the Torre de Hércules, the oldest lighthouse in the world that is still functioning, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2009. The tour will include a tasting menu at the Monte de San Pedro Restaurant, a special place thanks to its views of the city. Finally, we will visit the University of A Coruña.

D/ A WALK ALONG A SECTION OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

Urban route: starting at Monte de Gozo, we will walk the last 5 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago before arriving at the Cathedral.

Hiking route: we will walk 3 kilometres through leafy Galician forests before arriving at the Cathedral. This route is part of the Camino de Santiago that leads to Fisterra.

Both routes require appropriate clothing and footwear and will end at the Praza do Obradoiro, followed by a visit to the Cathedral and a sampling of Galician cuisine.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Proposed activities at the end of the first day of the summit and before the dinner for participants and those accompanying them.

OLD TOWN OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Meeting Point: Cidade da Cultura, from which you will be taken by bus to the old town while enjoying panoramic views of the city, followed by a walking tour.

Walking tour route: You will enter the Cathedral and then take a walk through the medieval streets and squares of the old town (praza do Obradoiro, pazo de Fonseca, rúa do Franco, praza do Toural, rúa do Vilar, praza das Praterías, praza da Quintana, Acibechería and the San Martín Pinario Monastery).

This will be followed by the Summit dinner, which will be held at the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.

Friday, June 26, 2020

MORNING TOUR - OLD TOWN OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Meeting point: Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.

Route: a viewing of both the interior and the exterior of the Cathedral, followed by a walk through the medieval streets and squares of the old town (praza do Obradoiro, Pazo de Fonseca, rúa do Franco, praza do Toural, rúa do Vilar, praza de Praterías, praza da Quintana, praza da Acibechería and San Martín Pinario Monastery). The route will end with a visit to the Mercado de Abastos (the fresh food market) and a sampling of Galician products.



AFTERNOON TOUR – OLD TOWN OF SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Meeting point: Hostal de los Reyes Católicos.

Route: a visit to the Cathedral and the Pórtico de la Gloria (subject to accessibility). This will be followed by visits to the Praza do Obradoiro, Pazo de Fonseca, rúa do Franco, praza do Toural, rúa do Vilar, praza das Praterías, praza da Quintana, praza da Acibechería and the San Martín Pinario Monastery. The tour will end with a sampling of regional products in the city’s old town.



HALF-DAY TOURS (5 HOURS) – MORNING AND/OR AFTERNOON OPTIONS

Bus trips to various popular sites in Galicia. You can choose between the following options:

A/ VIEWS OF THE RÍA DE AROUSA AND A VISIT TO THE PAZO DE RUBIANES

In the heart of the Rías Baixas, we will visit the Pazo de Rubianes, known for its excellent vineyards. World-renowned for its camelias, it has many unique spots and constructions that are over 600 years old. At the end of the visit, there will be a tasting of white Albariño wines in the pazo’s cellar.

B/ LA COSTA DA MORTE (THE DEATH COAST), MUXÍA Y FISTERRA

La Costa da Morte, or the Death Coast, is one of the most beautiful spots in Galicia. It is also the most western point in Europe as well as being the end of the Camino de Santiago for many pilgrims. On this tour, you will enjoy panoramic views of deserted beaches, bays, and cliffs, as well as a visit to the incredibly beautiful Virgen de la Barca Sanctuary in Muxía, before ending the trip in Cabo Fisterra, where you will enjoy a tasting menu while you take in the sunset.

C/ THE CITY OF A CORUÑA

Enjoy views from the bus of the longest seafront promenade in Europe, with stops at the Plaza de María Pita, the heart of the city, and at the Torre de Hércules, the oldest lighthouse in the world that is still functioning, which was declared a World Heritage Site in 2009. The tour will include a tasting menu at the Monte de San Pedro Restaurant, a special place thanks to its views of the city. Finally, we will visit the University of A Coruña.

D/ A WALK ALONG A SECTION OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

Urban route: starting at Monte de Gozo, we will walk the last 5 kilometres of the Camino de Santiago before arriving at the Cathedral.

Hiking route: we will walk 3 kilometres through leafy Galician forests before arriving at the Cathedral. This route is part of the Camino de Santiago that leads to Fisterra.

Both routes require appropriate clothing and footwear and will end at the Praza do Obradoiro, followed by a visit to the Cathedral and a sampling of Galician cuisine.

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