Colegio Labor - Comenius 2013 - Galicia Presentation
Galicia is located
Spain and Vigo is
placed in southwestern Galicia.
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.
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.
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".
The islands were declared a protected ”Natural Park” in
1980 and since 2002 are part of the “Atlantic Islands
Since 1992 underwater fishing
is forbidden in this
Typical Spanish food
Twisted roll of kings
“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-
Monumento a Europa:
(Monument to Europe)
It symbolizes the mythical rape of Europe.
Seven feet high and 1,500 kilos.
The monument consists of a set of two
large sculptures. The first one and larger
shows the torso of a swimmer
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.