Cultural Diary

[Courses and workshops]

Start date
02/12/2010
End date
30/12/2010
Start hour
16:30
[Courses and workshops]
Start date
11/01/2011
End date
03/02/2011
Start hour
16:30
[Gastronomy]

Venue
Hotel Gastronómico Casa Rosalía
Location
Soigrexa, 29. Os Ánxeles, Brión, 15078
Start date
18/03/2011
End date
17/04/2011
[Dance]
Venue
Rúa do Vilar
Location
Rúa do Vilar, Santiago de Compostela
Start date
28/07/2011
End date
28/07/2011
Start hour
19:30
[Courses and workshops]

Venue
Centro Abanca Obra Social
Location
Praza de Cervantes, s/n, Santiago de Compostela, 15782
Start date
08/09/2011
End date
22/12/2011
[Conferences]

Start date
09/02/2012
End date
09/02/2012
Start hour
20:00
[Social events]

Start date
11/02/2012
End date
11/02/2012
Start hour
16:30
[Gastronomy]

Venue
Palacio de Congresos y Exposiciones de Galicia
Location
Rúa de Miguel Ferro Caaveiro , Santiago de Compostela, 15707
Start date
15/02/2012
End date
28/02/2012
[Gastronomy]

Start date
15/02/2012
End date
28/02/2012
[Courses and workshops]

Start date
15/02/2012
End date
25/02/2012
Start hour
09:30
[Gastronomy]

Venue
Hostal dos Reis Católicos
Location
Costa do Cristo , Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
15/02/2012
End date
25/02/2012
Start hour
12:00
[Courses and workshops]

Venue
Hostal dos Reis Católicos
Location
Costa do Cristo , Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
15/02/2012
End date
25/02/2012
Start hour
12:00
[Celebrations]

Venue
Ultramarinos
Location
Rúa das Casas Reais, 34, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
17/02/2012
End date
17/02/2012
Start hour
19:00
[Fiestas]

Start date
18/02/2012
End date
22/02/2012
[Gastronomy]

Start date
23/02/2012
End date
28/02/2012
[Gastronomy]

Start date
23/02/2012
End date
28/02/2012
[Gastronomy]

Venue
Pedro Roca
Location
Calle de Domingo García-Sabell, 1, Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
24/02/2012
End date
24/02/2012
Start hour
20:30
[Exhibitions]

Venue
Mercado de Abastos
Location
Travesía de Altamira, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
25/02/2012
End date
25/06/2012
[Gastronomy]

Venue
Mercado de Abastos
Location
Travesía de Altamira, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
25/02/2012
End date
25/02/2012
Start hour
09:00
[Gastronomy]

Venue
Abastos 2.0
Location
Praza de Abastos, casetas 13-18, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
25/02/2012
End date
25/02/2012
Start hour
21:00
[Gastronomy]

Venue
Enxebre
Location
Praza do Obradoiro, Costa do Cristo, Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
05/03/2012
End date
31/03/2012
[Gastronomy]
Venue
Rúa Nova
Location
Start date
09/07/2012
End date
22/07/2012
[Celebrations]
Venue
Ultramarinos
Location
Rúa das Casas Reais, 34, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
15/02/2013
End date
15/02/2013
Start hour
23:30
[Music]
Venue
Casa Grande do Bachao
Location
Santa Cristina de Fecha , Santiago de Compostela, 15898
Start date
02/03/2013
End date
02/03/2013
Start hour
21:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Vedra
Start date
19/05/2013
End date
19/05/2013
Start hour
12:00
[Gastronomy]
Start date
07/11/2013
End date
24/11/2013
[Courses and workshops]
Start date
21/12/2013
End date
21/12/2013
Start hour
10:00
[Courses and workshops]
Start date
28/12/2013
End date
28/12/2013
Start hour
10:00
[Gastronomy]

From April 11th to 21st, 2014, 'Santiago Pasión' is held in the city. It is a gastronomy programme during which dates 34 city restaurants offer thematic menus, at a fixed special reduced price of €18(*): Lenten and Vigil dishes, monastic cuisine, etc.

(*) 2 first courses + 2 main courses + 2 desserts to choose with coffee, water and side bread. Menus available for lunch and dinner.


SANTIAGO PASIÓN 2014 is an initiative of the Asociación de Hostelería Compostela, in collaboration with Turismo de Santiago de Compostela.

Here you will find many more proposals for Holy Week in Santiago.

Start date
11/04/2014
End date
21/04/2014
Start hour
13:30
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Vedra

A gastronomy festival that is held in Carballeiro do Souto in the parish of San Fins de Sales (Vedra) with free tasting of pig’s ear all day long, accompanied by musical performances. There are also stalls selling sweet “orejas,” octopus, barbecued meat…

+ info: www.vedraturismo.com

Start date
04/05/2014
End date
04/05/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Oroso

Coinciding with the second weekend in May, Oroso holds its Trout Festival, an event declared to be of Tourist Interest that has the objective of bringing together residents and visitors to enjoy a couple of festive days. The 18th festival will be held in 2014.

NOTE: the information provided, including dates, is approximate for 2014. If you would like exact information, write to info@areasantiago.es

The Trout Festival includes all kinds of activities for all ages. The upcoming Oroso festival will be held in Vivo, featuring the performance of the best orchestras in Alameda de Gois. The craft fair, along with the antique car show, will satisfy the curiosity of visitors. The streets will be full of music and folk performances, without overlooking children, who will be able to enjoy different activities.

This year, the fishing competition for adults will be held on Saturday. On Sunday, trout will be the main feature with the tasting of trout dishes in participating bars and in Alameda de Gois. The opening speech will be read at 1.30 pm, followed by the Xantar Popular (traditional lunch). Tickets for... read more

Start date
09/05/2014
End date
11/05/2014
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: A Estrada

In 2014, the municipality of A Estrada will hold its 14th Salmon Festival, an event that pays tribute to the king of our river fishes.

The festival’s highlight is a salmon dish served to all those in attendance. During the previous week, different salmon-promotion activities are carried out, such as the International Fishing Competition and the “Tapas” Competition with the participation of the municipality’s restaurants.


+info: festadosalmon.com

Start date
11/05/2014
End date
18/05/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Vedra
Start date
08/06/2014
End date
08/06/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Festival]
Venue
Parque de Belvís
Location
Parque de Belvís , Santiago de Compostela, 15703
Start date
14/06/2014
End date
14/06/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: A Estrada

A Estrada’s San Xoán Festival, which is held in O Areal de Berres, is becoming more and more popular as one of the area’s most attractive “San Juan” festivals.

The bucolic surroundings in which it takes place, the O Areal de Berres recreational and swimming area, attracts hundreds of people every year, who experience the magical eve of St. John’s Day eating sardines and octopus, jumping over the bonfire and enjoying live folk and rock music.

 

+info: www.aestrada.com

Start date
23/06/2014
End date
23/06/2014
Start hour
21:00
[Music]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Venue
Convento de San Antonio de Herbón
Location
Aldea Rego da Manga , Padrón, 15915
Start date
04/07/2014
End date
04/07/2014
Start hour
20:00
[Gastronomy]
Venue
Hostal dos Reis Católicos
Location
Costa do Cristo , Santiago de Compostela, 15705
Start date
10/07/2014
End date
12/07/2014
Start hour
11:00
[Music]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Venue
Convento de San Antonio de Herbón
Location
Aldea Rego da Manga , Padrón, 15915
Start date
18/07/2014
End date
18/07/2014
Start hour
20:30
[Music]
Venue
Convento de San Antonio de Herbón
Location
Aldea Rego da Manga , Padrón, 15915
Start date
25/07/2014
End date
25/07/2014
Start hour
20:30
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Silleda

This is a very popular festival that is well established in the Municipality of Silleda’scalendar. Every year, more than 10,000 people gather together to savour around 2,000 portions of omelette and 1,000 litres of wine free of charge. The festival began to be held in 1989, reaching its 22nd year in 2010.

Events: Opening speech delivered by invited celebrities. Competition-tasting. Bidding for winning omelettes. Dinner in the “carballeira” (oak grove) and musical performances featuring traditional groups, street bands and orchestras.

Every year, the organising commission, and householders work hard to make hundreds of different kinds of omelettes: with cod, peppers, chorizo, meat, prawns…
About 2,000 portions are served (a lot of people bring their own food), while 1,000 litres of food are distributed free of charge to those buying small bowls and jugs. Small bowls sell for € 2, while a jug costs € 10. There are also t-shirts, polo shirts, drinking jars and omelette flipper on sale.

The organisation arranges bus rides to Laro from Silleda, A Bandeira and Lalín.

Start date
01/08/2014
End date
01/08/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
01/08/2014
End date
30/08/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón

The gastronomy festival par excellence in the municipality of Padrón, held on the first Saturday in August in the parish of Herbón. It started in 1978 and is now classified as a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest.

Thousands of people gather on this special occasion in Padrón’s festive calendar to enjoy, completely free of charge, this delicacy and run the “risk” of experiencing the truth of the old saying: “Os pementos de Herbón, uns pican e outros non” (Herbón peppers, some are hot and others are not). It was in this Padrón parish that the plant of the Herbón pepper was first cultivated, after being brought from America by one of the monks belonging to the order that has been here for more than 600 years.

The event features the following programme:
- 10.30 am. Open-air mass.
- 11.30 am. Blessing and start of the festival.
- 12.30 pm. Reception for authorities in the Town Hall and a motorized agricultural parade as far as Padrón.
- 1.30 pm. Reading of the opening speech by an outstanding personality and appointment of Knights and Ladies,... read more

Start date
02/08/2014
End date
02/08/2014
Start hour
10:30
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Padrón
Start date
12/09/2014
End date
12/09/2014
Start hour
20:00
[Gastronomy]
Venue
Mercado de Abastos
Location
Travesía de Altamira, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
19/09/2014
End date
28/09/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Arzúa, Melide, Vedra
Venue
Mercado de Abastos
Location
Travesía de Altamira, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
20/09/2014
End date
20/09/2014
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
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: Rois, Vila de Cruces
Venue
Mercado de Abastos
Location
Travesía de Altamira, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
25/09/2014
End date
25/09/2014
Start hour
12:00
[Gastronomy]
Very close to Santiago: A Estrada, Silleda
Venue
Mercado de Abastos
Location
Travesía de Altamira, Santiago de Compostela, 15704
Start date
27/09/2014
End date
27/09/2014
Start hour
12:00
[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.


+info: www.concellodetouro.com
          www.touroturismo.com

Start date
11/10/2014
End date
12/10/2014
Start hour
10:00
[Annual]

Compostela is the perfect city for going out for a drink and tapas, especially with the “Santiago(é)Tapas” Competition. Participants follow several routes of bars and restaurants, trying traditional and creative creations at an attractive price, to choose and vote for their favourite tapas. They use an original “Tapasporte” to collect stamps certifying this gastronomy “pilgrimage” that rewards the best eaters.

More information: www.santiagoetapas.com

Start date
14/11/2014
End date
30/11/2014
[Fiestas]
Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón

An event declared a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest that receives an important number of visitors from all over Galicia every year. This festival was one of the first “filloa” (crepe) festivals held in Galicia, being centred on an exclusively Galician product, just like other traditional products accompanying it (honey, chorizo…), although there are similar desserts in other regions and countries. In view of its age, we can determine that it originated as a genuine promotion of this characteristic Entroido (Galician Carnival) product.

The queen of the festival and the traditional gastronomic product on Galician dining tables for more than 300 years is the “filloa”, also known in some areas as “freixó” or “marrucho.” It is made with egg, milk, water, flour and salt, mixing it to make a dough, a light and liquid cream called “almoado”; its great quality lies in the artisans skill to maintain the right temperature of the stones and of the filloeiros, where the “filloas” are made, and their thinness.

The parish’s Festival Commission organises this event,... read more

Start date
22/03/2015
End date
22/03/2015
Start hour
10:00