Fine food in Galicia, Spain

Fine food in Galicia, Spain

14/08/2011 00:00
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When many Kiwis think of Spain, they automatically envision Madrid or Barcelona. Yet the country is actually a mix of regions, each with their own culture. In areas like Catalan or Galicia, this identity can be strong enough to overpower the traditional Spanish customs.
The region of Galicia, in the northwest corner of the country, is one such area. Galicia holds the distinction of being the only part of Spain to contain western coastline, with most of that area going to Portugal.
According to the New Zealand Herald, the unprecedented access to the sea gives Galicia some of the best seafood in Spain. Travelers can try local tapas like gooseneck barnacles at any of the region's high-end restaurants. Galicia has plenty of wine to complement its sophisticated cuisine, but the news source recommends aguardiente, an alcoholic drink sweetened with local flavors.
Of course, the food isn't the only reason to visit the region, with plenty of beautiful vistas and a distinct culture perfectly complementing the culinary delights.
Travelers looking to explore this region of Spain can book flights to Madrid, then use a car service or smaller plane to get to Galicia.  

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