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Galicia

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An Overview of the Region of Galicia:

One could be forgiven for comparing Galicia as being more like a Celtic destination such as Ireland, Wales or Brittany. The region of Galicia, breaks the mould, in terms of the Landscape and the less Mediterranean feel,  born from the lush green meadows , indeed, Galicia is described by many as 'Green Spain'. This Northwest coastal region of Spain is met by a dramatic,1.200 KM, Atlantic coastline, it provides us with many Rias,bays, and tiny inlets with pretty fishing ports and sheltered harbours.'There is 750 KM of Beaches, 275 KM of which are beautiful white sandy beaches. From the most Southern reach of Portugal to the most Northern reach of the region of Asturias, inland to the East, bordering the region of Castilla y Leon. Galicia is one of Spain’s 17 Autonomous Communities of Spain.  

Provinces and Destinations in Galicia:
There are four provinces, with many destinations in this region, La Coruña, Pontevedra, Lugo & Ourense, all being named after their capital cities. It is Europe’s westernmost region. West and north it faces the sea. (More information can be found on this region's individual destination pages). A good percentage of this coastline is flanked by some incredible theatrical cliffs. Inland, the region has a natural mountainous border which acts to separating it from its neighbouring regions, with only the river Miño separating it from Portugal. It is this expanse of mountain ranges that are attributed for the contrast in, not only the weather but the culture of the region. This diversity of mountains, valleys, and forests with more than a 1000 rivers flowing to the Atlantic Ocean, can only be created by the contrasting level of rainfall, here, in comparison with the more Southern regions of Spain.
Naturally, the region is a great producer, very  fruit vegetables, and wine. Especially along the valleys where trees overlook lush meadows and orchards, not to mention the great fishing industry off its shores and notably the incredibly dangerous harvest of, Percebes, known as, 'goose barnades'. A rare seafood which can be gastronomically compared to the Iranian Caviar,  which can cost about 162 euros per Kilo! This special region is one of a Scenic, Natural, Beauty, has Mild Temperatures, coupled with Historical and Gastronomical Delights!

Airports & transport connections:
Galicia has 3 international airports and they are Santiago de Compostela airport, la Coruña airport, and Vigo airport.The transfer time from A Coruna airport to the central destination in the Region of Galicia is approximately 1 hour and a distance of 70 KM and  45 minutes - 65 Km from Santiago de Compostela. The airline Iberia (bookable through Opodo) fly from London Heathrow to La Coruña. Ryanair fly from Stansted and Liverpool to Santiago de Compostela. Clickair will fly from London to Vigo. You have two flight options if you want to get to Santiago de Compostela from Britain. The first is to fly direct. You can fly directly to Santiago from two UK airports, namely Liverpool and Stansted. You can fly direct to La Coruña from Heathrow and you can fly directly to Vigo from a London airport (this is a new service). For  direct flights to Galicia from the UK , the airlines Iberia, Ryanair, and Clickair. Ryanair flys to Santiago de Compostela from both Stansted and Liverpool, Iberia flys direct from London Heathrow to la Coruña, and Clickair fly from London to Vigo. A Coruña is situated 1 hour from the coast.

Climate:
For the record, Galicia receives less rain than the UK, this because it is concentrated in fewer months. The coastline generally receives fewer weather extremes than inland locations. Galicia has never been a place for tourists looking for simple the Sun and Beaches, despite the fact that the average daily temperature is around 20 degrees.
However, since records began, Galicia, has been a place of pilgrimage and a popular destination for those who are seeking an environment that does not the extreme, summer temperatures of the Andalucian, Murcian or Valencian regions. 

Buying a property in this region:
The coastal properties in Lugo and la Coruña provide the stereotypical beach style villas, apartments, and townhouses. Inland, in this Northern region of Sapin however, will, for the majority offer more traditional properties, that can be hundreds of years old, which are situated in sometimes, remote villages or even totally secluded locations If this is the type of retreat and lifestyle investment you are looking for, This Region will provide you with countless location and property opportunities.
A Dream Home in Spain can provide you with access to advanced local knowledge and comprehensive information from regulated professionals, about the communities you are interested in, and the properties they have to offer.
Please consult with any of our geographically placed Associate Agents, before or while you are making travel plans to this wonderful region, they can help you save a lot of your precious time and money!
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Transport connections:

Galicia is separated from the rest of the country by extensive mountain ranges along its inland boards to other regions in Spain. Accessibility to the region has greatly improved in recent years. A journey from Vigo - Madrid would have taken up to 12 hours. With a new infrastructure, the roads through these incredible mountains the A52 and A6 Autopista, this travel time has been reduced by half. It is now possible to make this journey in less than 5 hours.
There are 3 international airports in the region, Santiago de Compostela, La Coruna & Vigo. All provide services to and from the UK with Ryan air, Easy jet and Vueling airlines.


Relocating or investing in the Region of Galicia:
To this day Galicia, is not host to too many expatriates, on a permanent or temporary level, although, the number is growing, thanks to the improved transport network and the intrepid travellers, who are searching for and discovering this splendid and very alternative region of Spain.If you are looking for a place to relocate or as a holiday home investment in an area more-or-less untouched by the modern tourist, this is the place for you. There are not many English speaking people in the region, with the exception of only some of the coastal towns and the professionals in the city offices. It is a must that you have at least a small grasp of the Spanish language here.
The few British residents here would say, that this is the wrong destination for you,' if you require assistance with the language on a daily basis. These residents do not want hoards of such Brits coming into the region, who will possibly affect the quality of their 'New found' Spanish existence away from, "the madding crowd!" They are here, after all, to enjoy the natural simplicity and beauty of this region. In Galicia, the property prices are lower than the rest of Spain, for the general lack of modern day, international interest in property investment. If Galicia, is the right Region for you and your family? 

The property prices, lifestyle and the treasures the region and its destinations have to offer, are incredible! Galicia is referred to as an; 'undiscovered paradise.' could, in fact, present you with a number of, aforementioned drawbacks such as; the language. and you need to be aware of these before you spend your money.
There are few or no similar characteristics in Galicia, to that of expatriate communities that exist on the Southern and Eastern Costas. In fact, you could struggle to find an estate agent here that speaks English! If you intend on buying a home in Galicia, unless you are fluent in Spanish you would most certainly need to ensure you find a reliable, English speaking estate agent, who has professional connections to the local town hall, local authorities and legal partners.


We are currently extending our network of Associate Agents and Professionals to extend our full service in this region. The Alliance of Associate Agents are carefully selected for suitability and this takes time.
If you do have a particular interest in relocating or investing in this region please no not hesitate to get in touch with A Dream Home in Spain and we will do our very best to link you up with the right professionals in the area.
Thank you for your patience!

A Coruña

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About the province  La Coruña:

One of the provinces of Galicia is La Coruña, which takes its name from its capital city, Acoruña. The province occupies the far north-western corner of Spain. Within the capital city stands one of the oldest lighthouses in Spain. Acoruña is one of Europe's most important ports and the second largest in Spain. It is said that this is the port from which the Armada sailed in 1588, with only half of the fleet returning. Acoruña  is an ancient city, it lacks a wealth of monuments. Within the museums, there are some fine artefacts representing the history of the city. Some museums are dedicated to practical themes such as the science museum or the famous Domus Museum or even the only museum in Spain dedicated to the history of electricity. One of the major museums is located within a 16th-century fort.

The greater province of A Coruña is Galicia's most significant district and has the highest population, the greatest number of towns and cities and the most prosperous economy of the region. Its three main cities are Santiago de Compostela, the Galician capital, la Coruna, a provincial capital, and the seaport city of Ferrol. Here you will find a number of famous fishing villages.Two of the most notable are Ribeira and then Finisterre, which lies on the infamous "coast of death" (costa da Morte). 

A Coruña is probably Galicia's most visited destination after Santiago de Compostela. Moving inland and away from the capital city Acoruña, the province of A Coruña can provide some of the best and most spectacular scenery. If you wish to stay on the coast, there are many wonderful beaches punctuated with seaside towns or villages, which are all connectable by road. In more recent years the province of la Coruna has definitely seen more tourism,  as its large port has now  become a regular disembarking destination on the cruise liner schedule. Passengers are transported from these ships to A Coruña's famous sister city of Santiago de Compostela, however, an increasing number of tourists are now choosing to stay behind and explore la Coruna city itself.  

Of Galicia's four provinces, it is A Coruña that seems somewhat equipped and ready for new international visitors and settlers.There are very few English speakers in this locality, However, in the provinces of Pontevedra or Lugo and the city of Santiago de Compostela,  certainly have a more cosmopolitan air to them. A Coruña is undeniably an integral part of the Galicia region, with its outstanding, landscapes, history, architecture, cuisine and Celtic ancestry. This province has become one of the most accessible in the region to the foreign tourist.

Destinations in the Province of A Coruña:
The destinations in this province include; A Coruña itself, the magnificent city of Santiago de Compostela, Betanzos with at least two or three of the areas coastal towns, with Noia, Muros, and Porto Sin.  (For more information, please contact your associate agent).

Transport:  
Getting to A Coruña has become more straightforward than in the past, especially if you live in the UK. The Province holds two of Galicia's three international airports at Santiago de Compostela and Coruna itself, and from the UK direct flights leave both Heathrow and Stansted airports on a daily basis. Please ask your agent for additional information.
Getting to the capital, Acoruña is made easy by means of the main E1 and A9 motorways. The city also has its own airport with flights arriving from Madrid, five times a week. The airport is located 10km from the city. Express trains arrive at the station on Calle Joaquin Planelles and regular buses arrive at the main depot.

Relocating or Investing in A Coruna:
The most popular Urbanisations and general locations to invest in or relocate to are mostly the coastal areas in the Coruña province near Ortigueira. There are numerous are also, inland properties in the area of Friol and Lugo in the Lugo province,
Rias Baixas coastal area in Pontevedra province, inland properties in the Coruña province.
 For the all important and smooth integration of yourself and your family into Spain, and you being able to start enjoying living that Mediterranean lifestyle as soon as possible! One must consider, the necessary steps to take before this happens, your enjoyment and ability to relax and explore your new home and your new life could be delayed or become very stressful being able to start enjoying living that Mediterranean lifestyle one must consider, the necessary steps to take before this happens, your enjoyment and ability to relax and explore your new home and your new life could be delayed or become very difficult for a number of obvious reasons; the possible language barrier, national/local customs, and politics. Access to health care and so on. Naturally, this will apply to anybody, relocating to a new, non-English speaking country.
Simply, if you are ill-informed or have not sought sufficient and sound advice. Being "armed" with such information will assist with this settling in process and the whole experience will be made so much easier by sourcing information and resources, avoiding common pitfalls and giving you more time to relax and unwind here as a foreigner. A Dream Home in Spain Network of associate Agents and their colleagues are able to assist you.
A Dream Home in Spain can provide you with access to advanced local knowledge and comprehensive information, about the communities you are interested in, and the properties they have to offer. Please consult with any of our geographically placed Associate Agents they are waiting to assist you in their offices in the UK or Spain
Call Free phone: 00 44 7482 993966























We are currently extending our network of Associate Agents and Professionals to extend our full service in this region. The Alliance of Associate Agents are carefully selected for suitability and this takes time.
If you do have a particular interest in relocating or investing in this region please no not hesitate to get in touch with A Dream Home in Spain and we will do our very best to link you up with the right professionals in the area.
Thank you for your patience!

Lugo

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About the Province of Lugo in Galicia:

The region of Galicia has four Provinces with Lugo offering, along with the three other provinces a great diversity in Landscape  and its northern shores are in the rias-altas or upper bays of the region. Although not yet on the international vacationers list of "must see" destinations, the province has much to endear it including a walled town in its capital city and many typical Galician towns and villages. Lugo has spectacular scenery, a history and architectural heritage that spans from the Celts and Romans to the Neo-Classical and Gothic, plus a culture and cuisine that is typical of the region.  If you visit as a holiday maker or you settle here, the area offers a chance to discover a locality which, whilst full of sightseeing treasures and scenic beaches, is relatively unexplored by visitors from outside Spain. Do not expect to hear English voices in this part of Galicia, and accept that an international cuisine is not usually available, the province has its own gastronomy and it is the envy of the rest of Spain. The inhabitants of this district will generally be friendly and helpful, so don't be surprised if a car park attendant gives you a free map of the city and marks out a sightseeing route for you to follow!

Transport & Connections:
Reached easily from Galicia's premier city of Santiago de Compostela and, as the regions the cathedral house largest geographic district, Lugo encompasses a variety of towns and monuments with serious visitor appeal. You can see the remains of ancient Celtic villages called "Castros", visit old monasteries and convents, and see the mountainous vistas and deserted idyllic beaches of the area.

Relocating or Investing in the province of Lugo:
For the all important and smooth integration of yourself and your family into Spain, and you being able to start enjoying living that Mediterranean lifestyle as soon as possible! One must consider, the necessary steps to take before this happens, your enjoyment and ability to relax and explore your new home and your new life could be delayed or become very stressful being able to start enjoying living that Mediterranean lifestyle one must consider, the necessary steps to take before this happens, your enjoyment and ability to relax and explore your new home and your new life could be delayed or become very difficult for a number of obvious reasons; the possible language barrier, national/local customs and politics, Access to health care and so on.. Naturally, this will apply to anybody, relocating to a new, non-English speaking country. 
Simply, if you are ill-informed or have not sought sufficient and sound advice. Being "armed" with such information will assist with this settling in process and the whole experience will be made so much easier by sourcing information and resources, avoiding common pitfalls and giving you more time to relax and unwind here as a foreigner. A Dream Home in Spain Network of associate Agents and their colleagues are able to assist you.
A Dream Home in Spain can provide you with access to advanced local knowledge and comprehensive information, about the communities you are interested in, and the properties they have to offer. Please consult with any of our geographically placed Associate Agents they are waiting to assist you in their offices in the UK or Spain.
Call at Normal rate per minute: 00 44 7482 993966

We are currently extending our network of Associate Agents and Professionals to extend our full service in this region. The Alliance of Associate Agents are carefully selected for suitability and this takes time.
If you do have a particular interest in relocating or investing in this region please no not hesitate to get in touch with A Dream Home in Spain and we will do our very best to link you up with the right professionals in the area.
Thank you for your patience!


















Ourense

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An Overview of the Province of Ourense in the Region of Galicia

Ourense and its capital city are situated in the NorthWest of Spain. It occupies a prominent position on the banks of the river Miño. One of the most impressive features in this historic city is the robust Roman bridge which is, to this day, is an impressive gateway to the Old city which is home to a magnificent Cathedral. 

Destinations in the Province of Ourense:Allariz, A Pobra de Trives, Baixa Limia- Serra de Xures, Celanova,Lobios, O Carballino, Ribadavia & Verin. (For more information, please contact your associate agent.)
Transport:
Getting to Ourense has become more straightforward than in the past, especially if you live in the UK. The Province holds two of Galicia's three international airports at Santiago de Compostela and Coruna itself, and from the UK direct flights leave both Heathrow and Stansted airports on a daily basis. Getting to the capital; There are flights arriving from Madrid, five times a week. The airport is located 10km from the city.
Please ask your agent for additional information.

Relocating or Investing in the region of Ourense:
For the all important and smooth integration of yourself and your family into Spain, and you being able to start enjoying living that Mediterranean lifestyle as soon as possible! One must consider, the necessary steps to take before this happens, your enjoyment and ability to relax and explore your new home and your new life could be delayed or become very stressful being able to start enjoying living that Mediterranean lifestyle one must consider, the necessary steps to take before this happens, your enjoyment and ability to relax and explore your new home and your new life could be delayed or become very difficult for a number of obvious reasons; the possible language barrier, national/local customs and politics, Access to health care and so on.. Naturally, this will apply to anybody, relocating to a new, non-English speaking country.
Simply, if you are ill-informed or have not sought sufficient and sound advice. Being "armed" with such information will assist with this settling in process and the whole experience will be made so much easier by sourcing information and resources, avoiding common pitfalls and giving you more time to relax and unwind here as a foreigner. A Dream Home in Spain Network of associate Agents and their colleagues are able to assist you.
A Dream Home in Spain can provide you with access to advanced local knowledge and comprehensive information, about the communities you are interested in, and the properties they have to offer. Please consult with any of our geographically placed Associate Agents they are waiting to assist you in their offices in the UK or Spain
Call Free phone: 00 44 7482 993966


We are currently extending our network of Associate Agents and Professionals to extend our full service in this region. The Alliance of Associate Agents are carefully selected for suitability and this takes time.
If you do have a particular interest in relocating or investing in this region please no not hesitate to get in touch with A Dream Home in Spain and we will do our very best to link you up with the right professionals in the area.
Thank you for your patience!
  
Verin, Ourense Galicia                      Ribadavia, Ourense Galicia



Allariz, Ourense Galicia

Baixa Serra de Xures, Ourense Galicia

Lobios, Ourense Galicia

O Carballino, Ourense Galicia

Pobra de Trives, Ourense Galicia


Pontevedra

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An Overview of the province of Pontevedra

Pontevedra, the charming, medieval understudy to its more popular iconic neighboring cities such as;  A Coruna, or Santiago de Compostela.
This scaled down version of the aforementioned will provide you with many historic architectural sites; churches, monuments coupled with more personal relaxed plazas and ancient narrow streets to wander around, with a bonus, most of this city is relatively flat! Therefore, making exploring that much more enjoyable.



We are currently extending our network of Associate Agents and Professionals to extend our full service in this region. The Alliance of Associate Agents are carefully selected for suitability and this takes time.
If you do have a particular interest in relocating or investing in this region please no not hesitate to get in touch with A Dream Home in Spain and we will do our very best to link you up with the right professionals in the area.
Thank you for your patience!







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