Santome, the coexistence of two civilizations

Not that far from the city of Ourense (just three kilometers away), we can find an archaeological site in which different civilizations settled a little over two thousand years ago. We are talking about the Archaeological Site of Santomé, a place of great relevance to understand part of the past of the city of Ourense.

It is an exceptional...

Jan 19, 2018 General
The Harvest, an ancient tradition

The vendimia is how the grape harvest is called in Spanish. It’s a extremely ancient tradition: there are records of the harvest process from the times of the Egyptian pharaohs 2 millennia BC.

The harvest process has been mechanized in several wine regions, because it saves costs in labor, but in the Galicia and the North of Portugal it...

Jan 12, 2018 General
A walk through Combarro

On the coast of Pontevedra is located one of the most beautiful fishing villages on the Galician coast, being one of the most visited places in Galicia. We are talking about Combarro, a village of no more than 1000 inhabitants that has several of the most characteristic elements of Galicia: hórreos (barns), cruceiros (religious monument) and the ocean.

This...

Jan 5, 2018 General
Hiking around Ons Island

In this post of our Verdant Experiences blog, we are going to tell you about one of the most interesting islands in the Galician coastline: the Ons Island.

The Ons Island, in the estuary of Pontevedra (Spain), is the main island of the Ons archipelago, that belongs to the Atlantic Islands of Galicia National Park.

This archipelago, known as...

Dec 29, 2017 General
A review of the year 2017

We are in the last week of 2017 and to finalize the year in which Verdant Experiences has been created, we would like to dedicate the last post of this year to give a review of what have been the first months of this online Travel Agency.

Only a few months ago we were in the process of creating what...

Dec 22, 2017 General
Hiking around the Pozas de Melon

The Pozas de Melón, in the province of Ourense, are one of the most well-known hiking trails in the interior of Galicia.

Being part of the council of Melón, in the higher part of the Region of O Ribeiro, they owe there name to the multiple natural swimming pools (pozas) that the Cerves river has created along its way through...