San Andrés de Teixido

San Andrés de Teixido On the 8th of September pilgrims from all over Galicia head to San Andrés de Teixido on the Costa Lucence, a pilgrimage centre dating back centuries, perched on the highest cliffs in Europe, because as the saying goes "if you don't go while alive, you must go after death". The church is full of wax icons, tombs and small boats hanging from the ceiling as symbols of local gratitude. Outside there are often 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.