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BOQUEIXÓN is a municipality in A Coruña province, located in the southwest of the province and bordering Pontevedra province. It is made up of a series of valleys and hills running down to the River Ulla. With an area of 47 km2, it consists of 14 parishes and has a population of 4,443 inhabitants (2013 Census).

Located 10 km from Santiago de Compostela, it is easily accessed thanks to the N-525 road from Santiago to Ourense, which means that the capital of Galicia is close, both spatially and economically. The C-260 is the main interior road link. A daily bus service run by the company Autocares Mosquera links O Forte, the main population centre, and other Boqueixón villages with Santiago, while the Monbus company runs a daily service from Santiago to Lestedo, the main population centre on the N-525 road.

The municipality has the characteristic population structure of a rural area. An important part of the population works in the services sector, as well as in agriculture/stockbreeding. The most representative local businesspeople are those of the manufacturing and retail sectors.


HIGHLIGHTS

Pico Sacro
Pico Sacro is one of the most mythical and best known of Galicia’s visitable mountains. Venerated by the area’s inhabitants, it plays an essential role in the tradition about the Apostle James’ body being brought to Galicia; in the case of pilgrims, it marks the final stage of the “Vía de la Plata” route before reaching Santiago.

Filloa Festival of Lestedo
The Filloa Festival of Lestedo was declared to be of Galician Tourist Interest in 2008. Having been held more than 30 times, it is one of the region’s most outstanding gastronomy festivals. It is centred on an exclusively Galician product, the “filloa” (crepe). However, apart from its gastronomic importance, it is a festival full of tradition.

Xenerais da Ulla
The Carnival of the Xenerais da Ulla was declared a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest in 2013 and is held in the parishes of Sergude and Lestedo. It is a unique carnival featuring a verbal combat between Generals using rhyming verses. Its origin goes back to the War of Independence, at the beginning of the 19th century.


+ infowww.boqueixon.com
Tourist Office: Forte (no number), Municipality of Boqueixón
Open: 9 am – 2.30 pm
emprego@boqueixon.com
Tel: 981 513 061

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Boqueixón: O Pico Sacro
Downloads History, tradition and legend of Pico Sacro.Information and opening times of the Pico Sacro Interpretation Centre. Includes a brief indication of...
Carnaval Gastronómico - 'Xenerais da Ulla'
Culture Diary Estos son los menús especiales del Carnaval en el territorio del Carnaval Tradicional de Os Xenerais da Ulla y alrededores, que te...
Casa de Casal
Where to sleep Restored farmhouse opened in the year 2000, with rustic decoration in which the foundation stone stands out. It features extensive lounges...
Centro de Interpretación do Pico Sacro
Museums The building that houses the Pico Sacro Interpretation Centre is the old rectory of Lestedo, built in the 18th century and restored and fitted...
Concurso Morfológico Caballar de Boqueixón
Culture Diary El concello de Boqueixón, en colaboración con la Diputación de A Coruña y diversas asociaciones, organiza en 2014 la...
Descenso del Ulla en Piragua
Culture Diary El Descenso del Ulla en Piragua transcurrirá entre las Islas de Gres (Vila de Cruces) - Área de Recreo de Sucira (Boqueixón)...
“Filloa” Festival of Lestedo
Culture Diary An event declared a Festival of Galician Tourist Interest that receives an important number of visitors from all over Galicia every year. This...
IV Ruta de las Tapas de Boqueixón
Culture Diary [7, 8, 9, 14, 15 y 16 noviembre 2014] La IV Ruta de las Tapas de Boqueixón pretende dar a conocer los establecimientos hosteleros y la...
Área Santiago Tourist Map
Downloads Tourist map with all the attractions of the area close to Santiago: Churches and monasteries, Parks and Gardens, Natural monuments, River ...
Lestedo Market
Traditional Markets Campo da Feira in Lestedo (Boqueixón) hosts every first and third Sunday in the month a market that mainly features textile and food...
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