San Andres de Teixido – a must “stop off” for Pilgrims

San Andres de TeixidoSan Andres de Teixido, a pilgrimage centre dating back centuries, perched on the highest cliffs in Europe in the northernmost corner of Galicia, is a visit not to be missed for any traveller. A quirky kind of place, very remote in feel, transpires a kind of peace which we all need in this mad rush of our modern world.

On the 8th September pilgrims from all over Galicia head here and as the saying goes “if you don’t go whilst alive, you must go after death”.

San Andres de TeixidoThe church is full of wax icons, tombs and small boats hanging from the ceilings as symbols of local gratitude. Outside there are stands selling different products including original figures made from bread and painted in vivid colours. Pilgrims build little mountains of stones en route to the church and collect a special herb.

Combine this with a stay at our relaxing  hotel with a swimming pool at  the nearby fishing town of Cedeira and you will feel refreshed and revived for your onward journey.

San Andres de Teixido

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