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The last kingdom of Gallaecia

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The year is 50 BC. Hispania was entirely occupied by the Romans... Well...not entirely. One small village of indomitable Celts holds out against the invaders. This territory it’s called Finisterrae, located in the region of Gallaecia.
As we all know, in any story there is a remarkable character. In our case, we have, from the Celts side, Breogan, who founded the city called Brigantia and built a great tower. Nowadays, Brigantia is known as A Coruña. This tower is named after the great roman character, Hercules. When Brigantia was conquered by the Romans, Breogan and the rest of the Celts, move out to Finisterrae and they fought constantly against the Romans in order to survive and to try to get back to their original territory.
The Romans and the Celts were in a constant war along the territory of Gallaecia: Sanctus Iacobus (Santiago de Compostela), Pobra do Caramiñal, Cangas or Vigo are some of the cities where the biggest battles took place. And how these people could defend themselves from the mighty Roman Empire? They had a magic potion which provides an incredible strength and power to anyone who drinks it. This potion made by meigas (Galician witches) is known as “queimada”.
In order to be ready before any confrontation, both armies used to receive physical and mental preparation by different kind of sport challenges and workshops.

General Information:

From: Thursday, August 8th
To: Thursday, August 22nd
Starts in: A Coruña
Ends in: Cangas do Morrazo
Type: Travelling Summer University info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Sports
Fee: 196€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Gym
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Cies Island Trip + Surf Lessons
Alternative: Activities in the city, museums, games...
Language: Spanish, English
Special equipment needed: Mattress, sleeping bag
Suited for disabled people: No

Theme:

Test your limits and join us at the adventure of discovering Galicia, its mythology, history and culture by practicing all kind of cultural and sporting activities.

Contact:

Phone: +34669373604

Our ideal participant:

    Our ideal participant has to be adventurous, full of energy, an sportive person, open minded, interested in history and languages, someone who wants to learn and above all, to have fun. Besides, we want participants that want to be bewitched by the charms of our land.

Activities:

    -Surf -Kayak -Trekking -Zumba WS -Galician language WS -Island Tour (Cies Islands) -Gymkanas -Muñeira (Galician traditional dance) WS -Thematic nights -Scavenger hunt -Beach games -BBQ -Picnic and many more!

Course Information:

Course:
Timetable:
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: Some of the organisers will be the ones delivering the WS, basically.
Equipment:
Supported by University: Yes

Join the Summer University and visit:

A Coruña

City in the north of the region of Galicia, known by the famous Hercules Tower. It's in front of the Atlantic Ocean and it has a lot of things to see.

Santiago

The city has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, as the destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route since the 9th century. In 1985, the city's Old Town was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Pobra do Caramiñal

A Pobra do Caramiñal is a town and municipality at the entrance of one of the lower bays of the Galician coastline. near there we have beaches, amazing sand dunes and a neolithic fortified settlement.

Cangas do Morrazo

Is a seaside resort in southwestern Galicia.

Vigo

The city is located in the southwest of Galicia, in the southern part of Vigo Ria, one of Europe's rainiest areas. It's part of the southern Galician region called Rías Baixas. Vigo is just north of the border with Portugal; its nearest larger city is Porto, Portugal's second-largest city.
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