Summer is almost here and, although our school DOES NOT CLOSE for the summer, this is our last post till October… 😦 So we wanted to turn things around a bit and, instead of looking towards Britain, today we’re gonna look home: to A Coruña.
Our city is one of the most popular Spanish destinations for international tourists who are looking for some culture and sightseeing as well as beach time, which, as we know, may not be great in Galicia. Many tourists come to our city in particular to enjoy San Juan so, what do English-speaking countries say about us? Let’s take a look!
We all know how British people, amongst others, like coming to “sunny Spain” to enjoy a beach and “paella” holiday in the South. However, more and more tourists are broadening their horizons and choosing the North of our country as a destination. An example of this can be seen in the article the British newspaper “The Telegraph” wrote about Galicia, which includes a “beginners guide” to our region. You can read the full article here and let us know what you think in the comments!!!
As we were saying before, not only do British tourists come visit us, but also holiday-makers from across the pond. Can you believe we made it into the Smithsonian magazine? The Smithsonian Institution is, according to their website, “the world’s largest museum, education and research complex” and is located in Washington D.C. Back in 2012 they wrote an article on “ways to celebrate the summer solstice” and they suggested going to A Coruña as a way of doing so! They describe our city and explain what we do in San Juan quite accurately to be honest. Click here to read it!
And, of course, we couldn’t finish this post without mentioning Galician food. Sure, “paella” and “tapas” are widely known but our region has been, for many years now, becoming the “go to area” for “foodies”. In fact, one of the most popular British newspapers, The Guardian, posted an article in August last year talking about “the best beaches, bars, restaurants and hotels” for a Galician “coast holiday”. Including a map and amazing photographs of “Praia das Catedrais” and our “Torre de Hércules” amongst other places, they made up a guide that I myself found quite useful, in all honesty. You can check it out here and, maybe, get some ideas for your next getaway!
But, what about you? How do you celebrate San Juan? What are your plans for the summer? Let us know in the comments and have a wonderful time!!!!