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PPT about Galicia, Ourense and Verín

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Galicia: a geography of emotions :

Galicia: a geography of emotions

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The autonomous community of Galicia is divided into four provinces that make up the region of Galicia as a whole The provinces are, la Coruna , Pontevedra, Ourense and Lugo.

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La Coruña is the best known of the four provinces and it has three cities, la Coruna itself, Santiago de Compostela and Ferrol. La Coruña Santiago of Compostela Ferrol

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Lugo is the largest of the four provinces Pontevedra, with Vigo as its largest city Pontevedra Vigo

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And Ourense with its mountainous and river-filled scenery which is amongst the best in Spain

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Galicia is a landscape of boulders and fishing harbours

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The coast is the meeting point of land and sea

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With enchanting beaches like A Lanzada

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Majestic sandbanks as Corrubedo

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Rodas Beach in the National Park of the Atlantic islands. It was considered one of the ten best beaches in the world by British newspaper The Guardian.

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The “Costa da Morte ” The rugged coastline of shipwrecks

The remains of the past::

The remains of the past: Celtic settlements called “castros”

Megalithic monuments such as Mount Pindo :

Megalithic monuments such as Mount Pindo

Bridges::

Bridges: Rande Bridge in Vigo This was the scene of the battle which confronted the Anglo-Dutch and Hispanic-French fleets

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Or the Roman on the outskirts of Ourense “Dolmens” or ancient collection of stones

OURENSE an unexplored Paradise:

OURENSE an unexplored Paradise OURENSE's early beginnings were as a Roman settlement around 2000 years ago

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The Roman bridge spans the river Miño, which meets the Atlantic ocean in A Guardia

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Ourense’s most famous feature is the old hot water Roman Spa called “As Burgas”

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The city cathedral demonstrates a variety of architectural styles

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The Praza Mayor square is one of the most famous in Galicia

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The Church of Santa María Madre is a fine example of regional style

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Another church is Santa Eufemia, a baroque style church

VERÍN Land and Water :

VERÍN Land and Water The town of Verín is situated in south-eastern Galicia, very close to the frontier with Portugal and at the feet of Monterrei Castle

The large castle of Monterrei: The emblem of our town :

The large castle of Monterrei: The emblem of our town

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It's more a fortified citadel than a castle ,

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It includes within its walls a small town (abandoned in the 19th Century) a hospital and a monastery

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Verin is famous worldwide for the water

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Water bubbles up from various springs in the area

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Verín is also famous for its wines

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Nature’s work :

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The Támega begins in the Altos de A Alberguería

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and soon forms a corridor of riverside forests and narrow mountain valleys, such as the Laza valley

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The Támega receives water from its tributary: the Bubal

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The Tamega river crosses the wine-growing valley, with its abundant springs

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“Cruceiros” and “hórreos” condense the flavour of past time

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Religious architecture

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Civil architecture: One of the most impressive historic buildings is the House of the Shield or House of the Helper

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The house of the Shield is one of the hostels of the Way of Saint James

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The Silver Way of Saint James and the Portuguese way

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Verín is very well-known for its Carnival It starts with the “Corredoiro”, the first day of Carnival

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The masked figure is called “Cigarrón” “Cigarróns” wear the traditional mask, a whip and tie cowbells to their waist

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Entroido Sunday is the big day

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It is typical that costumed people take part in a “flour war”

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Verín is a town that harmonizes the past, the present and the future. This is our land, this is our identity