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Festa do Marisco O Grove 2023, Galicia. From 05 to 15 October

Festa do Marisco O Grove

WHERE: O Grove, Spain.
WHEN: from 05 to 15 October 2023

Welcome to the Seafood Paradise.

The nickname is well suited to a festival of international appeal, born in the distant 1963 with the aim of spreading the quality of the products of the Galician sea. Fiesta de Interés Turístico has been declared in 2013.

In the small town of O Grove, in Pontevedra, Galicia, the seafood festival takes place every year in conjunction with the Puente del Pilar, An extraordinary gastronomic and culinary event in which, great protagonists, are fish and seafood, many of which are captured at the moment.

The whole city joins in the festivities of the Festa do Marisco O Grove: associations, merchants, fishermen, sailors. The seafood and the come out are prepared by the locals and sold at reasonable prices. Above all in consideration of the quality. Shrimp and shrimp, oysters and many seafood, all to be savored.

The mussels and turbot are the authentic specialties of O Grove, which you will find
Here is the seafood paradise. Because, according to the inhabitants, once tested, one immediately recognizes the difference in quality and variety of these seafood.

During the 2 weeks of the Festa do Marisco O Grove, there will be no shortage of shows, performances, events and folklore activities, dances and dances. Sporting events, activities for children and the inevitable competitions. Space for the contest for the best dishes with mussels and even an international competition dedicated to sculptors.
And then, lots of music, with concerts and live shows.

Moreover, the Festival is the right occasion to discover O Grove, Pontevedra and all the wonderful Galicia.

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Photo ©, Lameiro



The Santiago de Compostela airport It is an excellent starting point to reach O Grove. It is the most important and busy airport in Galicia, with about 2 million passengers a year. The airport is well connected, with direct flights, with different European destinations. More info from here.

Just landed, you can rent a car. and reach O Grove in just over an hour. More difficult to get by the means. You have to reach Pontevedra by bus and, from here, with another bus you get to O Grove.
Once in the city, you can easily walk around and set off to explore the Festa do Marisco O Grove.


Seafood, fish and gastronomy will be the great protagonists. For the duration of the Festival, you can also attend workshops, workshops and activities with prestigious international chefs.

Unlike many food festivals, the Marisco O Grove Festival stands are open during lunchtime and dinner. An excellent opportunity to stop and eat, savoring the best seafood dishes. You choose “a la carte”, you pay the ticket and collect your plate at the stand.
The stands are open every day, from Monday to Friday, from 12:00 to 16:30 and from 19:00 to 22:30; Saturday and Sunday, from 11: 30 to 17: 00 and from 19:00 to 23:00.


The best way to appreciate the review is certainly through one of the official boat itineraries. You can sail, for example, along the waters of the Ria de Arousa, sipping wine and eating as many mussel courses as you like (€18 for adults and €9 for children). Or savor a delicious seafood dinner. More info from this link.


Hotel Abeiras is located in the resort of A Lanzada, just 4 km from the center of Grove and La Toja Island. It offers an outdoor swimming pool surrounded by gardens and free services such as full WiFi coverage and reserved parking on site. By choosing this hotel you will be staying in a traditional Galician building and have bright rooms with simple and modern décor. Each room also features air conditioning, a balcony, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a bathtub, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

At Hotel Abeiras you can enjoy a rich buffet breakfast, including local products. The restaurant and café also invites you to try typical Galician cuisine. Info and reservations from this link.

A good alternative is the Apartamentos O Grove, It offers accommodation with free WiFi, a living room with a TV and a kitchen with an oven, fridge and coffee machine. Good value for money.


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