Cultural Diary with category "Touro"

[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

The Pilgrimage to San Breixo, in the Municipality of Touro, includes a religious celebration featuring solemn mass followed by an open-air fiesta with tasting of Galician-style octopus. Different musical performances and other festive activities are held throughout the day.


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Start date
10/10/2015
End date
11/10/2015
Start hour
10:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

The pilgrimage and local holiday in honour of St. Isabel are held in the Municipality of Touro on the first Saturday in July. The festivities include solemn mass and a picnic featuring Galician-style octopus.


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Start date
04/07/2015
End date
04/07/2015
Start hour
10:00
[Fiestas]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, A Estrada, Silleda, Touro, Vedra, Vila de Cruces

The “Xenerais da Ulla” is the most outstanding feature of the Ulla region’s traditional Carnival. It has been held in the surroundings of Santiago since the first half of the 19th century: the “Xenerais” (generals) ride on horseback, dressed in colourful military garments similar to those of that time, but they also include purely carnivalesque adornments, which the horses also wear.

The finery, of both the “Xenerais” and their horses, stand out due to their tradition, originality, colours and degree of elaboration, making them highly valuable.

The “Entroido da Ulla” (Carnival) originated in the first half of the 19th century and is based on the combats that took place in the region during that century: the invasion of Napoleon’s army, the 1846 revolution and the Carlist wars. Its main characters are therefore brightly coloured figures that recreate those historical episodes.

“Xenerais” and adorned dispatch riders make up the spectacular nature of this authentic expression of Galicia’s traditional Carnival.

In view of its great interest, in September 2013... read more

Start date
30/01/2016
End date
14/02/2016
Start hour
10:00
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
05/10/2014
End date
05/10/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

The Municipality of Touro takes advantage of its traditional festival on the 5th to pay tribute to its residents that have emigrated to other regions and countries, and who come home in August to spend their holidays with the family.

The Emigrant Festival is a meeting place for locals who live, above all, in Catalonia, the Basque Country, France, Switzerland and Germany. The event, which begins at 12 noon and lasts well into the evening, features bagpipe groups and street bands. There are also traditional “pulpeiras” (octopus cooks) and stalls selling Galician products.

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Start date
05/08/2015
End date
05/08/2015
Start hour
12:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

Like the 5th of every month, the Municipality of Touro holds its local market, but on this occasion it is devoted especially to chestnuts.

In this market, held from 9 am to 3 pm, visitors will find a range of agricultural and food products, with chestnuts and autumn products being the main feature of the day. There will also be the customary stalls selling clothes and footwear.

From 11 am to 3 pm, those in attendance can enjoy a traditional Galician-style octopus dish. Starting at midday, there is a “magosto” (meal featuring roasted chestnuts), a show featuring cakes made with characteristic autumn products and a display of decorated pumpkins outside the Town Hall.

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Start date
05/11/2015
End date
05/11/2015
Start hour
09:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

Like the 5th of every month, the Municipality of Touro holds its local market, but on this occasion it is devoted especially to the festivity of Epiphany. On such a special day for children, visitors can enjoy a Nativity Scene featuring real people, to which the Three Wise Men will come along with their pages, with lots of gifts for young ones.

In this market, held from 9 am to 3 pm, visitors will find a range of agricultural and food products, as well as the customary stalls selling clothes and footwear.

From 11 am to 3 pm, those in attendance can enjoy a traditional Galician-style octopus dish.


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www.touroturismo.com

Start date
05/01/2015
End date
05/01/2015
Start hour
09:00
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
31/05/2014
End date
31/05/2014
Start hour
18:45
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

Every first Saturday in July, the parish of Loxo holds its pilgrimage and local holiday in honour of St. Sebastian. It is a popular festivity that includes solemn mass. The festive day ends with a picnic featuring Galician-style octopus.


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Start date
04/07/2015
End date
04/07/2015
Start hour
10:00
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
14/06/2014
End date
14/06/2014
Start hour
16:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

Like the 5th of every month, the Municipality of Touro holds its local market, but on this occasion it is devoted especially to the Carnival Festival. A parade featuring the traditional “Xenerais da Ulla” and carnival groups with the festival’s most representative elements.

In this market, held from 9 am to 3 pm, visitors will find a range of agricultural and food products, as well as the customary stalls selling clothes and footwear.

From 11 am to 3 pm, those in attendance can enjoy a traditional Galician-style octopus dish.

PROGRAM 

- 12:00 am. MEETING OF XENERAISA meeting with Xenerais in front of the local government 

- 12:30 am. PARADEMarch through the fair with all the characters of Carnival 

- 1:30 pm. ATRANQUE 

- From 1:00 pm. to 2:30 pm. TASTING OF CARNIVAL PRODUCTS Stand located in front of the church, in the bars and in the houses of food of the local government. 

12.30 am. Campo da festa

GPS: 42º 51´ 5” / 8º 18´ 55“ 


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Start date
05/02/2016
End date
05/02/2016
Start hour
12:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
23/02/2014
End date
23/02/2014
Start hour
16:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
04/03/2014
End date
04/03/2014
Start hour
16:00
[Gastronomy]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, A Estrada, Padrón, Silleda, Touro, Vedra
Start date
02/02/2014
End date
09/03/2014
Start hour
13:00
[Celebrations]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, Silleda, Touro, Vedra
Start date
21/02/2014
End date
09/03/2014
[Theatre]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
10/05/2014
End date
10/05/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
07/06/2014
End date
07/06/2014
Start hour
16:00
[Announces]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
15/05/2014
End date
15/11/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
09/11/2014
End date
09/11/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
05/11/2014
End date
05/11/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
05/02/2015
End date
05/02/2015
Start hour
12:00
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Oroso, Padrón, Touro
Venue
Mercado de Abastos
Location
Travesía de Altamira, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
24/09/2014
End date
24/09/2014
Start hour
12:00
[For children]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
23/10/2014
End date
23/10/2014
Start hour
18:00
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
05/11/2015
End date
07/11/2015
Start hour
10:00
[Sport]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
25/10/2014
End date
25/10/2014
Start hour
15:00
[Exhibitions]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
20/11/2014
End date
07/01/2015
Start hour
09:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
21/12/2014
End date
05/01/2015
Start hour
10:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

The parish of Bama in Touro celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance, which involves a stagin where different characters take part.

- 4.00 pm. Bama (Touro) Campo da festa

GPS: 42º 52´ 45” / 8º 21´ 58“ 

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The natural region of A Ulla features an original rural carnaval, whose record goes back to the mid-19 century.

The most important characters are the “xenerais” (generals) and “correos” (dispath raiders) on horseback, who go around the parishes throughout the day “cheering” residents and visitors, accompanied by an “army” of standard bearers, choirs and carnival groups.

They finish by stanging an “atranque” or “alto”, a dialectic confrontation in pairs, which is used to make fun of local, political or social affairs from the previous year.

The “Entroido da Ulla” features small differences from one parish to another,... read more

Start date
31/01/2016
End date
31/01/2016
Start hour
16:00
[Celebrations]
Very close to Santiago: Touro

The parish of Fao in Touro celebrates its traditional carnival with the so-called Xenerais da Ulla perfomance, which involves a stagin where different characters take part.

- 4.00 pm. Fao (Touro) Campo da festa

GPS: 42º 50´ 53” / 8º 17´ 58“ 

Click HERE to see the program

The natural region of A Ulla features an original rural carnaval, whose record goes back to the mid-19 century.

The most important characters are the “xenerais” (generals) and “correos” (dispath raiders) on horseback, who go around the parishes throughout the day “cheering” residents and visitors, accompanied by an “army” of standard bearers, choirs and carnival groups.

They finish by stanging an “atranque” or “alto”, a dialectic confrontation in pairs, which is used to make fun of local, political or social affairs from the previous year.

The “Entroido da Ulla” features small differences from one parish to another, each of... read more

Start date
09/02/2016
End date
09/02/2016
Start hour
16:00
[Gastronomy]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, A Estrada, Padrón, Silleda, Touro, Vedra, Vila de Cruces
Start date
01/02/2015
End date
01/03/2015
Start hour
13:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
21/06/2015
End date
21/06/2015
Start hour
12:00
[Announces]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Start date
15/05/2015
End date
15/11/2015
Start hour
00:00
[Others]
Very close to Santiago: Touro
Venue
Área recreativa de A Santaia
Location
A Santaia, Touro, 15822
Start date
15/11/2015
End date
15/11/2015
Start hour
10:00
[Fiestas]
Santiago de Compostela
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón, A Estrada, Silleda, Touro, Vedra, Vila de Cruces

Gastronomy is one of the main attractions of Ulla's area, specially during the carnival. Therefore restaurants and Rural Tourism establishments of this zone are advertising their special gastronomic and relax offers.

Info available in Spanish and Galician. Sorry for the inconvenience

 

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Start date
30/01/2016
End date
14/02/2016