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Premium member Presentation Transcript Galicia: a geography of emotions : Galicia: a geography of emotionsPowerPoint Presentation: 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.PowerPoint Presentation: 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 FerrolPowerPoint Presentation: Lugo is the largest of the four provinces Pontevedra, with Vigo as its largest city Pontevedra VigoPowerPoint Presentation: And Ourense with its mountainous and river-filled scenery which is amongst the best in SpainPowerPoint Presentation: Galicia is a landscape of boulders and fishing harboursPowerPoint Presentation: The coast is the meeting point of land and seaPowerPoint Presentation: With enchanting beaches like A LanzadaPowerPoint Presentation: Majestic sandbanks as CorrubedoPowerPoint Presentation: 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.PowerPoint Presentation: The “Costa da Morte ” The rugged coastline of shipwrecksThe remains of the past:: The remains of the past: Celtic settlements called “castros”Megalithic monuments such as Mount Pindo : Megalithic monuments such as Mount PindoBridges:: Bridges: Rande Bridge in Vigo This was the scene of the battle which confronted the Anglo-Dutch and Hispanic-French fleetsPowerPoint Presentation: Or the Roman on the outskirts of Ourense “Dolmens” or ancient collection of stonesOURENSE an unexplored Paradise: OURENSE an unexplored Paradise OURENSE's early beginnings were as a Roman settlement around 2000 years agoPowerPoint Presentation: The Roman bridge spans the river Miño, which meets the Atlantic ocean in A GuardiaPowerPoint Presentation: Ourense’s most famous feature is the old hot water Roman Spa called “As Burgas”PowerPoint Presentation: The city cathedral demonstrates a variety of architectural stylesPowerPoint Presentation: The Praza Mayor square is one of the most famous in GaliciaPowerPoint Presentation: The Church of Santa María Madre is a fine example of regional stylePowerPoint Presentation: Another church is Santa Eufemia, a baroque style churchVERÍN 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 CastleThe large castle of Monterrei: The emblem of our town : The large castle of Monterrei: The emblem of our townPowerPoint Presentation: It's more a fortified citadel than a castle ,PowerPoint Presentation: It includes within its walls a small town (abandoned in the 19th Century) a hospital and a monasteryPowerPoint Presentation: Verin is famous worldwide for the waterPowerPoint Presentation: Water bubbles up from various springs in the areaPowerPoint Presentation: Verín is also famous for its winesPowerPoint Presentation: Nature’s work :PowerPoint Presentation: The Támega begins in the Altos de A AlbergueríaPowerPoint Presentation: and soon forms a corridor of riverside forests and narrow mountain valleys, such as the Laza valleyPowerPoint Presentation: The Támega receives water from its tributary: the BubalPowerPoint Presentation: The Tamega river crosses the wine-growing valley, with its abundant springsPowerPoint Presentation: “Cruceiros” and “hórreos” condense the flavour of past timePowerPoint Presentation: Religious architecturePowerPoint Presentation: Civil architecture: One of the most impressive historic buildings is the House of the Shield or House of the HelperPowerPoint Presentation: The house of the Shield is one of the hostels of the Way of Saint JamesPowerPoint Presentation: The Silver Way of Saint James and the Portuguese wayPowerPoint Presentation: Verín is very well-known for its Carnival It starts with the “Corredoiro”, the first day of CarnivalPowerPoint Presentation: The masked figure is called “Cigarrón” “Cigarróns” wear the traditional mask, a whip and tie cowbells to their waistPowerPoint Presentation: Entroido Sunday is the big dayPowerPoint Presentation: It is typical that costumed people take part in a “flour war”PowerPoint Presentation: Verín is a town that harmonizes the past, the present and the future. 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