The Camellia Route of Galicia incorporates six new spaces

  • The incorporation of these spaces strengthens the tourism product, deepening the diversification of the offer outside of the high season.

The Camellia Route, a tourism project developed by the Xunta de Galicia around this natural area, has expanded its offer with the inclusion of six new spaces, thus strengthening this attraction and favoring the diversification of the tourist offer beyond the season. high. The decision was made last Wednesday, May 8, by the Galician Camellia Committee, made up of various entities in charge of evaluating new additions to the itinerary, and which includes the president of the Galician Tourism Cluster, Cesáreo Pardal.


The Pazo de Faramello in A Coruña and the Areeiro Phytopathology Station in Pontevedra join the Camellia Route. In addition, four other spaces are added in the category of associated tourist resources: the Pazo de Fefiñáns in Cambados, the Pazo de Casalnovo in Pontevedra, the Camilo José Cela Foundation in Padrón and the A Quinta da Auga Spa Hotel in Santiago de Compostela.


Xosé Merelles, director of the Galician Tourism Agency, explained that this tourist product is strategically positioned, especially during the camellia flowering (from December to April), and contributes to the objective of the Xunta de Galicia of increasing the tourist offer outside of season, achieving a more balanced distribution of tourist arrivals throughout the year.


With these new additions, the Route goes from 13 to 19 unique places along its route. This development consolidates Galicia as an international benchmark in the cultivation and production of camellias, with nearly 2,500 different crops. The region stands out as the only destination in Europe with such variety and tradition in camellia collecting, housing some of the oldest in Spain and Europe.