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
The second edition of "Escenas do Cambio", the winter festival about theatre, dance and art in action. In this edition the festival has eighteen companies from ten countries, an important presence of Galician new autors and a look to Africa and Latin America.
Escenas do Cambio has tree own productions by the Cidade da Cultura: Uxía Vaello and Borja Fernández will present their version about “Offending The Audience” by Peter Handke, Voladora will play her “Don Juan” version with old people and Idoia Zabaleta will invite them reading “Os Eidos” and going for a walk from Santiago to Cidade da Cultura.
The second way continue with the investigation about recent memory, the exploration of the scene like a place where we can inscribe our story by Joana Craveiro.
The tird way is the support to Galician new autors, with tree own productions and several co-productions by Nuria Sotelo, Janet Novás and Patricia Caballero.
The fourth way is the programming dedicate to Africa with Bouchra Ouizguen, Radouan Mriziga, Marlene Monteiro, Faustin Linyekula, Marcela Levi, Cecilia Bengolea and... read more
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.
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+ info: www.xeneraisdaulla.com