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Local Eau-de-Vie and Eel Festival

  • Fiesta de la Anguila
  • Fiesta de la Anguila
  • Fiesta de la Anguila
  • Fiesta de la Anguila
  • Fiesta de la Anguila

36620 Valga, Pontevedra

GPS coordinates

Longitude: 42.69844840641956

Latitude: -8.648043072958403

The Eel Festival has been held during the last weekend in August since 1989 to promote this delicious fish that is found in abundance in the Ulla River. A couple of years later, it incorporated the Local Eau-de-Vie Festival due to this spirit’s quality and popularity in all of Valga’s parishes, where different varieties are made.
Since then, both festivals attract thousands of visitors, who come to Valga to enjoy numerous eel dishes, accompanied by eau-de-vie. The extensive programme of activities begins a few days before with eau-de-vie tastings, eel tapas competition-route, exhibitions, etc, in addition to the traditional distillation of eau-de-vie in the Local Eau-de-Vie Interpretation Centre, children’s games, musical performances, an opening speech and a display of the mystical “Conxuro da Queimada” (Flamed Eau-de-View Spell).
This event has been declared a Galician Tourist Festival.



Rúa Baixa s/n. Valga (Pontevedra)