'Gallaecia Petrea' constitutes a journey through the presence of stone in Galician culture, from the earliest times down to the present day; from the moment it became the basic element that shaped the landscape to its more recent uses in forms of cultural expression. It provides an insight into the relationships between territory and stone, generating a debate on one of the hallmarks of Galician culture, the Galician landscape and the Galician way of life, addressing the use of stone as both building material and artistic medium, explaining not only the reasons why it is used, but also the techniques used to work it and the various aesthetic languages employed. It features some of the most significant examples of such uses, both utilitarian or artistic, in varying kinds of stone, yet stems from a geological analysis of the territory to explain the choice of a specific material in each case.
Gallaecia Petrea brings together, for the first time ever, the most significant stonework produced in Gallaecia, namely modern-day Galicia, Northern Portugal and adjoining areas of Asturias: the territory bounded by the River Duero to the South and the River Navia to the East.... read more
We are well aware at Cool-Touring of the importance of doing something your own way and at your own pace, so we have designed these three MP3 guides which will help you get to know the town in your own time.
They offer three fresh and modern perspectives on the town, with each one geared towards a particular theme. They complement one other yet function well independently. We wish to offer you an approach to tourism which allows you to focus on whatever interests you the most.
Without any pressure or hurry, our Audio-Guides will help you get to know Compostela at your own pace, with as many stops and breaks as you want to give yourself. Forget about inflexible itineraries and manage your own leisure time.
We wish to offer you these three perspectives on the town which allow you to focus on whatever interests you the most:
- Literary route: get to know the city that inspired Hemingway, Valle-Inclán and Rosalia de Castro. Enjoy the city’s most literary facets
- Wine and food tour of Compostela: a guide through the gastronomical secrets of the City. Taste the best recipes in town as you find out... read more