This site features the medieval town of Noia (also spelt as Noya) and the region of Galicia, both situated on the north west coast of Spain, just above Portugal.
Other places of interest close to Noia are also described. These include the historic city of Santiago de Compostela and the towns of Padron (the home of Rosalia de Castro) and Muros, with its working harbour, plus the beaches (or playa) of Testal and Queiruga. The site also offers advice on getting to and holidaying in Galicia (Spain) and Noia and has links to our 400 page site galiciaguide.com.
In summary, Noia is a former port town on the Atlantic facing west coast of Galicia in Spain. Noia, has evolved over recent years and now enjoys significant summer tourism between the months of May and September. six or seven years ago English speaking tourists were few in Galicia, but today many of the waiters and bar staff in Galicia speak some English and many are taking lessons - an indication of this region's expectations of mass foriegn tourism in the future.
August is a national holiday in many parts of Spain and a large nummber of visitors, 6 million to be precise, spend some part of that time in Galicia and other northern territories - Noia is a place many of them choose to visit at some point.
The region of Galicia is not typical of the rest of Spain. It has green scenery, over 400 beaches and a four season climate that includes a cold winter. The Galicians also speak their own language (gallego) and have their own cuisine based around fresh locally caught seafood and shellfish.
Noia itself has a popluation of around 18 000 people and is 34 km from the major Galician city of Santiago de Compostela. Both in the la Coruna province of the region.
Some 25 minutes down the coast from Noia is another seaside town called Muros and both Noia and Muros are located in the same bay or "ria".
If you think Noia or Galicia sound like a potential holiday destination that could interest you, then explore this site or the much larger galiciaguide.com (see the link below). Both sites have descriptions and photo's illustrating Noia and the general province of Galicia.
By the way Galicia is the region frequently referred to as GREEN SPAIN on holiday programs and in magazine articles.
Find out more about Galicia Spain
Click this galiciaguide.com link to be taken to a complete guide to everything about Galicia, including 21 dedicated pages just about Noia, plus descriptions of many of its neighbouring towns and cities like Muros, Ribeira, Padron, Rianxo, A Pobra do Caraminal etc. There are also individual guides on each of Galicia's four provincial capitols, namely, A Coruna, Lugo, Ourense and Pontevedra.
Galicia guide now has over 350 pages and around 1000 photographs describing and depicting both Noia, Santiago and many other towns and cities, sites and scenery found in Galicia. It also has several pages of "Spanish language" content and some "get by in Spanish" tips. But do explore this site first - there are links to our larger sister site on all of this sites pages if you decide you want to "jump" there.
Two other sites that may offer you additional information about Galicia are GaliciaSpain.net, a site about the region and what it has to offer the vacationer and HotelsinGalicia.net, a smaller site with information on Galicia and obtaining hotel accommodation there.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any comments, questions or feedback you have about Noia, Galicia or anything connected with them.
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