Portuguese tourist potential crosses borders

O potencial turístico portugués traspasa fronteiras

Santiago was the scene of two new events of ‘Esencia do Minho’, a campaign to raise awareness in Galicia of the attractiveness of northern Portugal


Promote the territory of Minho among Galicians. That was the aim of ‘Esencia do Minho’, a campaign to promote Portuguese tourist potential that landed in Santiago de Compostela with two important events to conquer the Galician public.

After passing through Lisbon and Porto, Consórcio Minho Inovação, made up of the inter-municipal communities of Alto Minho, Cávado and Ave, landed in Santiago with two important events to promote the cultural, historical and gastronomic wealth and a destination invaded by nature.


The pairing of products and flavors at the food and wine tasting held by renowned chefs António Loureiro, from the restaurant A Cozinha in Guimarães, and Lucía Freitas, from Tafona in Santiago de Compostela, was incredible. They surprised diners with an elaborate four-course menu harmonized with some of the best wines of the Minho region, highlighting the rich gastronomic heritage of both territories. Through products from the garden and the sea, the tasting offered a fusion of flavors from the two regions, highlighting the identity of each culture and their similarities.

On the other hand, the Capitol room hosted an interesting concert by the musician Daniel Pereira Cristo, a traditional trip from Minho to Galicia with special guests such as singer-songwriter Xabier Díaz and the polyphonic group of ‘Cantareiras do Vale de Neiva’. A fusion of voices and sounds of Minho-Galician influence through artists committed to the land and its origins.

Before the concert, Praza do Obradoiro, in front of the Cathedral of Santiago, the Cantareiras do Vale do Neiva and the Grupo de Toque de Palo de Bucos, a candidate for Unesco Intangible Heritage, put on a small performance that was jaw-dropping.