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Colegio Labor - Comenius 2013 - Galicia Presentation


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Colegio Labor - Comenius 2013 - Galicia Presentation

  1. 1. Situation. Galicia is located in northwestern Spain and Vigo is placed in southwestern Galicia.
  2. 2. The flag. The Spain’s flag is composed by two colours: red and yellow. Galicia’s flag is composed by two colours: white and bright blue. Vigo’s flag is composed by two colours, red and white. On the centre of Galicia’s flag, the most important element is the calix.
  3. 3. Our traditional games The Frog game The key
  4. 4. Futbolin is a very popular game invented by the galician poet and publicher Alexandre Campos Martínez. To begin the game we have to placed by hand at the feet of a figure in the center of the table. The initial serving side is decided with a coin toss. Players attempt to use figures mounted on rotating bars to kick the ball into the opposing goal. Each team of 1 or 2 human players controls 4 rows of foos men.
  5. 5. The Cíes Islands The Cíes archipelago is located just off Vigo’s estuary (Ría de Vigo) in the province of Pontevedra. There are three main islands and other smaller ones. The main islands from north to south are: “Monteagudo o Norte, “Isla del Medio o de Faro” and “Isla del Sur o San Martiño”. In the year 2007 the British newspaper The Guardian chose the beach of Rodas as the "most beautiful beach in the world".
  6. 6. The islands were declared a protected ”Natural Park” in 1980 and since 2002 are part of the “Atlantic Islands National Park” Since 1992 underwater fishing area. is forbidden in this
  7. 7. Typical Spanish food Galician Stew Paella Calluses Ham Octopus
  8. 8. Typical desserts Santiago’s cake Filloas Twisted roll of kings
  9. 9. El Sireno: (The Mermaid) “El Sireno” is raised upon two black granite columns.From its 13 feet high it overlooks the sea. This is the first European sculpture made of stainless steel. The monument, controversial at first, became the symbol of the city-
  10. 10. Monumento a Europa: (Monument to Europe) It symbolizes the mythical rape of Europe. Seven feet high and 1,500 kilos. El Nadador: (The Swimmer) The monument consists of a set of two large sculptures. The first one and larger shows the torso of a swimmer
  11. 11. Anthem. The lyric of the Anthem of Galicia was written by Eduardo Pondal, a Galician poet. The name of the anthem is “Os Pinos” and the music is by Pascual Veiga.