Though the food and drink of Galicia, Spain, are obvious draws—hello, tetilla cheese, outrageously good octopus, and ribeiro wine—Joanna Bengoa, the jewelry designer behind the line Nishi who spent part of her childhood in the region and now visits every summer, has another sell. She makes a strong case for the natural earth formations and ancient churches being the biggest draw, and she gave us the lowdown on all the sights (and sites!) she likes to hit up whenever she’s there.
“This beautiful city is considered one of the most popular sites for people visiting Galicia in large part due to being the famous destination of the centuries-old pilgrimage route Camino de Santiago. The cathedral in the center of town exemplifies the beauty of the historic medieval city and is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.”