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Welcome to the blog of “Verdant Experiences”, where we will share some locations, information and fascinating stories of the province of Ourense and the rest of Galicia.

Suevos en Galicia
In the 5th and 6th centuries, after the decline and collapse of the Roman Empire, a Germanic tribe ruled Galician lands. The coexistence of Germanic, Gallician, and Roman peoples left an imprint on the language and region that still persists today; including some peoples known as the Suevi. How did Germanic words and names enter the region? Caesar wrote about...
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San Andrés de Teixido
The sanctuary of San Andrés de Teixido (Santo André de Teixido) is another of the magical places that we have in Galicia. And there are many reasons to be magical. Its location, the spectacular landscape of the Rías Altas that surrounds it or all the legends and traditions associated to this place… Where is San Andrés de Teixido located? San...
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Equinoccio Primavera San Miguel de Celanova
Every spring and autumn equinox, the small town of Celanova, in Ourense, becomes a spectacle for neighbors and tourists. The reason is the magic that surrounds the small chapel of San Miguel. Many curious people and some photography lovers gather there quickly at sunrise (yes, you have to get up early to see it!) to observe this special astronomical phenomenon,...
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Ribeira Sacra Patrimonio Mundial
A promise is a promise. So, today we will talk about the second part of “10 reasons why Ribeira Sacra should be a World Heritage Site”. If you missed the first one, we leave you the link at the end of the article. 🙂 6- Because of its enchanted forests Chestnuts, oaks, birches,… Ribeira Sacra is one of the few...
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Ribeira Sacra Patrimonio Mundial
Ribeira Sacra is a paradise that makes locals and visitors fall in love for many reasons. Because of the candidacy for World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, we want to tell you which are the 10 reasons why, at Verdant Experiences, we consider that Ribeira Sacra should be declared a World Heritage Site. 1- Because of its heroic viticulture Defying...
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Puente río Sarela
When we talk about Santiago de Compostela, the first thing that comes to our mind is its cathedral and everything that surrounds it. But not far from the historic center of the city and outdoors, we can enjoy a hiking activity in a small paradise surrounded by nature: the Sarela River route. We refer to the hiking route that accompanies...
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ery close to the border between Galicia and Castilla y León, there is a stunning forest that looks like it has grown in the middle of Mars. It is called “Las Médulas” and it is listed by UNESCO as one of the World Heritage Sites. You can find more information here of this Roman gold mine, the biggest open pit...
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