Monday, November 14, 2005

Ribadavia is situated in the South of Galicia (Northwest Spain), between the cities of Ourense and Vigo. Ribadavia is the capital of the historic Ribeiro region, where they produce the famous wine so appreciated and enjoyed.

Ribadavia is the ideal place to enjoy a glass of wine and the delicious cuisine of the Ribeiro,enjoy typical products of the Ribeiro region: chorizo (sausage), octopus “á feira”, peppers from Arnoia, “rosquillas” and “melindres”... accompanied of course with the best wines.
The historic centre was declared a Site of Special Cultural Interest, and it is here where you can find a network of traditional medieval streets.

Ribadavia has been habited by different peoples and civilisations along the history, It is the setting of important international celebrations and events in the year, such as the Ribeiro wine festival , the International Theatre Festival... but my favourite is the Festival of History. In this festival, for one day Ribadavia goes back in time to the Middle Ages, to a time when Ribadavia was the capital of the Kingdom of Galicia. The people dress in typical clothes of the period and use the money of the day, the maravedí.

So if you have time to travel, I recommend you to visit Ribadavia , the capital of the Ribeiro region.



At 8:23 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ribadavia is a beautiful medieval village. I like walking by its older streets and eating and tasting its typical products as “melindres” or Ribeiro wine.
This year, I went to “ Festa da Istoria” and I had a wonderful time! The party is great fun, especially, dress in clothes of the period! I recommend everybody to visit this place!

At 8:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you: Ribadavia is a fantastic place where you can visit buildings and streets full of stories and memories. Here, visitors will find a well preserved Jewish quarter and important events like "Festa da Istoria", a very good idea to attract tourists. However, in my opinion a lot of people don't understand the objective of this celebration and they take advantage of this festival to drink, creating a bad image of Galicia.



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