The promotional campaign for the Rías Baixas Festivals has got on the train. It was held on board the Atlántico Express, chartered by the Provincial Council of Pontevedra and the Spanish National Railway Company (RENFE), in early June. This train departed from Vigo with the best ingredients to celebrate a remarkable event: live music, our traditional cuisine and the main attractions in As Rías Baixas. With all these baggage, two hundred people had the opportunity to enjoy a journey with destination in the city of Porto. There weren't any tickets left!
- Live music The music took hold of the wagons of this train, also known as Celtic Train, in the very first few kilometres. These wagons became a perfect stage to promote Rías Baixas Festivals 2017. The audience smiled and clapped their hands, while listening to the live music of Basanta, Tincho Fernán, Najla Shami and Mounqup.
- Gastronomy The main references in the music scene, as well as the benchmarks in the culinary world met at this train. There was a tasting of traditional delicacies from As Rías Baixas, like the traditional ring-shaped cake typical from the towns of Caldas and A Guarda, –courtesy of the cake shops Montserrat, Alameda, Estévez and Rogelio–, the traditional Dona Cobiña cheese from the region of Deza, the organic jam elaborated in the town of Forcarei by Amorodo, Albariño white wine produced in the Pazo de Villarei, Docampo toasted bread, and Fontecelta mineral water.
- In Porto And the music kept going throughout the journey. Once in Porto, the group of passengers could walk around this Portuguese city and visit the popular Park of Serralves.