Santiago de Compostela: The Gastronomic Route

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Looking awaken the flavors of winter?, This Spanish city invites you to go to find the best tasting palate in this part of Spain. Galician Winter invites tourists to enjoy its delights in gastronomic tourism betting that favors the flavors and aromas with his landscapes and classic tours.

This program is part of the promotional effort of Turismo de Santiago, which aims to attract visitors to consolidate the position of this city as an attractive destination throughout the year. To achieve this goal are implemented special rates to guests accommodation, transfers and air packages, and shopping and gifts. But basically revolves around a specially crafted culinary program for the occasion, it brings to the table who is walking around Santiago the best and finest Galician delicacies of winter.

Santiago de Compostela is an ideal place for this sort of activity because it has a large market, the Food Market, where they offer the freshest local produce, freshly landed in ports or just out of the garden.

Moreover, from the Tourism of Santiago, is seeking to position the Galician wine as one of the best attractions in the city, making wine tastings led by renowned sommeliers, will be accompanied by preserves, cheeses, meats and other foods that may enhance the flavor of each of the five wine appellations of origin Galician: Monterrei, Rías Baixas, Ribeira Sacra, Ribeiro and Valdeorras. In this sense there will be two tastings a month.

Also, the restaurants and eating establishments of Santiago de Compostela offers typical dishes favoring the products of each month or season. In this manner, the cuisine consists mainly of autumn hunting, mushrooms and chestnuts spanning the months of November and December, while winter cuisine is focused on soups, caldos, guisos y callos, between January and March.
Some of the most recommended dishes are the cream of turnip greens with crispy serrano, octopus stew, the Potaje of bagasse, lentil and bacalao, another option is outstanding Iberian pork Hand glazed potatoes and pancake baking stuffed with truffles. Between the covers, you’ll also find a few original options as chestnuts and mushrooms stuffed with turnip tops, or Sorbitos de Lacón con grelos.

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The guides can be ordered from the Central Bureau of Turismo de Santiago, in the Rua do Vilar, 63, or at participating merchants, which tourists can locate through the presence of a badge on your entries.

But this Spanish city, located in the province of La Coruna, not only offers seasonal dishes to its visitors, it is also declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1985. This implies that also offers a rich history and varied places of interest, as the sector of the old city listed as one of the most beautiful urban areas in the world. There are the oldest monuments grouped around the tomb of Santiago and the Cathedral which contains the famous Portico de la Gloria.

The Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, plateresque Renaissance style, was built just following the visit by the monarch to Santiago in 1486 and was initially intended for a hospital to attend to the pilgrims who walked the Camino de Santiago at the time. Later, Reyes was ordered to build a guest house whose construction lasted about 10 years.

As the city is a place of ancient pilgrimage route the visitor will find a multicultural destination that appeal to multiple interests focus on faith and thought to represent the Western world until the gastronomy and architecture.

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