DATA: 04 - 14 October 2018
PLACE: O Grove, Spain.
Welcome to the Seafood Paradise.
The nickname is well suited to a festival of international appeal, born in the distant 1963 with the aim of spreading the quality of the products of the Galician sea. Fiesta de Interés Turístico has been declared.
In the small town of O Grove, in Pontevedra, Galicia, the seafood festival takes place every year during the month of October. An extraordinary gastronomic and culinary event in which, great protagonists, are fish and seafood, many of which are captured at the moment.
The whole city joins in the festivities of the Festa do Marisco O Grove: associations, merchants, fishermen, sailors. The seafood and the come out are prepared by the locals and sold at reasonable prices. Above all in consideration of the quality. Shrimp and shrimp, oysters and many seafood, all to be savored.
The mussels and turbot are the authentic specialties of O Grove, which you will find
Here is the seafood paradise. Because, according to the inhabitants, once tested, one immediately recognizes the difference in quality and variety of these seafood.
During the 11 days of the Festa do Marisco O Grove, there will be no shortage of shows, performances, events and folklore activities, dances and dances. Sporting events, activities for children and the inevitable competitions. Space for the contest for the best dishes with mussels and even an international competition dedicated to sculptors.
And then, lots of music, with concerts and live shows.
Moreover, the Festival is the right occasion to discover O Grove, Pontevedra and all the wonderful Galicia.
Photo ©, Lameiro
HOW TO GET
THE 'Santiago de Compostela airport It is an excellent starting point to reach O Grove. It is the most important and busy airport in Galicia, with about 2 million passengers a year. The airport is well connected, with direct flights, with different European destinations. More info from here.
Just landed, You can rent a car. and reach O Grove in just over an hour. More difficult to get by the means. You have to reach Pontevedra by bus and, from here, with another bus you get to O Grove.
Once in the city, you can easily walk around and set off to explore the Festa do Marisco O Grove.
Seafood, fish and gastronomy will be the great protagonists. For the duration of the Festival, you can also attend workshops, workshops and activities with prestigious international chefs.
Unlike many food festivals, the Marisco O Grove Festival stands are open during lunchtime and dinner. An excellent opportunity to stop and eat, savoring the best seafood dishes. You choose "a la carte", you pay the ticket and collect your plate at the stand.
The stands are open every day, from Monday to Friday, from 12: 00 to 16: 30 and from 19: 00 to 22: 30; Saturday and Sunday, from 11: 30 to 17: 00 and from 19: 00 to 23: 00.
Here is the main program of the Concertos do Marisco 2018:
- Friday 05. Morgan - Freedonia.
- Saturday 06. The Charlatans. Australian Blonde. Pardo.
- Sunday 07. C Tangana. Banana Bahia.
- Thursday 11. Ses. Mercedes Peón. Sonia Lebedinsky.
- Friday 12. Bad Gyal. Muchachito. manu TF DJ?
- Saturday 13. Eagle Eye Cherry. Sexy Sadie. Los Árboles.
WHERE TO SLEEP
Just 50 meters from the Island of Toja, and about 10-15 minutes by car from various beaches including Playa de la Lanzada, the Tamanaco Hotel It offers a healthy breakfast and free WiFi throughout.
Some rooms have views of the Arousa estuary or the Tamanaco garden, and all have a private bathroom, heating and TV. Furthermore, all accommodation is non-smoking.
Hotel Tamanaco is a 10-minute walk from the O Grove bus station, with regular connections to / from the medieval Galician ports of Pontevedra and Vigo.
A good alternative is theApartamentos O Grove, It offers accommodation with free WiFi, a living room with a TV and a kitchen with an oven, fridge and coffee machine. Good value for money.