Ortigueira in Europe
Ortigueira in Spain
Ortigueira in Galicia
Where is it?
The county of Ortegal, Galicia
, is the Northernmost point of the Iberian peninsula. Ortigueira belongs to the province of A Coruña and it is on the border with the municipalities of Cariño, Cedeira, Cerdido, As Pontes and Mañón. The town of Santa Marta is the administrative, bureaucratic and commercial centre of the county.
Ortigueira can be accessed by car, bus -bus line Arriva- or train -train line FEVE-. The airports closest to town are those of Santiago de Compostela and A Coruña, 130 and 90 km away from the municipality respectively. Airlines Air Europa and Iberia have daily domestic and international flights.
The weather in Ortigueira is humid oceanic. Temperatures are usually mild, with an annual average of 13.1ºC. The winter is rainy and humid, with an average rainfall of 1,000 - 1,500 mm. Rainfall is distributed in 150 rain days per year.
Celtic World International Festival
Ortigueira hosts the Celtic World International Festival every summer since 1978. This event was declared of International Tourist Interest and brings together thousands of people who gather to enjoy concerts of traditional music, cultural activities, crafts and the landscape in the area.
The municipal administration is in charge of organising this event, which is free of cost and attracts some of the best artists in the world. If you wish to obtain more information about the International Festival of the Celtic World you can visit its official website