Camellia Secrets – Vilagarcía de Arousa
Did you know far cultures admire our Camellia gardens? Camellias arrived in Galicia in the eighteenth century, from distant countries such as China and Japan. They settled in the yards of manor houses of the Galician nobility, turning Rías Baixas into an international reference in the cultivation of this plant. At present, our gardens treasure almost 8,000 different varieties of camellia.Now, Camellia gardens in Galicia are internationally recognized, attracting Camellia lovers from all around the world.
We suggest a route through the most spectacular Camellia gardens in Galicia, visiting fascinating green spaces of international recognition, knowing the inside of galician manor houses, discovering hidden spots as a tiny chapel from the XVI century, and the abundant natural life of these places full of particular charm. Our day will finish with an Albarino wine tasting paired with galician bites.
This tour includes:
How to get to Vilagarcía de Arousa? It´s easy! Please click here for full details.
We will be happy to offer you a private transfer from Vigo or Santiago. Please email us for further details.
We kindly ask you to book this emotion with at least 48 hours in advance. If you wish to join us after please email us.
Dress standard: Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended.
We also recommend you bring a bottle of water, sunscreen, and a hat during the summer months. Winters are not cold, but they are rainy so that a raincoat might be necessary!
Looking for more?
Now that you are at the heart of Rías Baixas don´t miss the opportunity to visit Pontevedra, capital of the Province with the same name and internationally awarded city. The city holds the fanciest historical center of Galicia and no traffic inside the Old Quarter. Show at Vilagarcía de Arousa train station and get to Pontevedra in 10 minutes. Isn´t it an excellent plan for the rest of the day?