In Spain Mother’s Day is held on the first Sunday in May, a perfect time for coming with your family to visit Mar de Santiago. Our geo-destination features countless possibilities, but we would like to suggest 4 ways of celebrating Mother’s Day in Mar de Santiago. Make it a day to remember!
Have breakfast while enjoying the views from the Mirador do Galiñeiro viewpoint
Spring is well underway, so now is the time to get out and enjoy the good weather. You can begin by visiting the Mirador do Galiñeiro viewpoint in Pontecesures, located at a height of 300 metres. Its impressive views are a great way of beginning the day. We suggest making breakfast for your mother and eating it at one of the stone tables and benches in this recreational area. Nearby is the famous Roman bridge, with twelve arches, that crosses the Ulla River.
Visit Valle-Inclán’s House-Museum
If you are looking for a cultural option, you can visit the House-Museum of Valle-Inclán in Vilanova de Arousa. It is a great opportunity for discovering the birthplace of one of the most prolific authors of 20th-century Spanish literature. At midday, we recommend celebrating Mother’s Day by savouring delicious mussels from Vilanova. This municipal district belonging to Mar de Santiago features one of the largest mussel-producing areas in Galicia.
Discover Catoira’s windmills
Although it is better known for its fort called Torres del Oeste, in Catoira you can also see several windmills, which might remind you of Quixote himself. Your mother will be amazed! This is something different, which you can combine with a visit to the Torres de Oeste Cultural Activate Centre, designed by the architect César Portela.
Enjoy a picnic in Irmáns Dios Mosquera Park
The most important aspect of celebrating Mother’s Day is making your mother feel loved and cared for. The municipal district of Valga features Irmáns Dios Mosquera Park, which has the perfect recreational area for having a picnic along with your mother. Right next door is the Valga History Museum, where you can learn about the famous actress and dancer known as La Belle Otero.
To round off a wonderful Mother’s Day, we recommend going for a sail to relive the “Traslatio” journey and admire the heritage bordering the coastline. You will cross the municipal districts of Vilanova de Arousa, Catoira, Valga and Pontecesures going up the Ulla River. With Mar de Santiago you cannot go wrong!