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- Pontevedra city: 986 86 85 85
- Vigo: 986 470 033
- Vilagarcía de Arousa: 986 511 511
- Sanxenxo: 986 720 160
The xenerais ride on horseback around the villages from the 16 February to the 10 March, reciting the popular altos or atranques, real verbal battles used to measure their oral abilities where they spare no one. Before that, the correos (couriers) announce their arrival and the neighbours offer them food and drinks. The xenerais go from door to door chanting the vivas, giving the families their good wishes. They are followed by the comparsas (carnival troops) of coros de bonitos (young boys and girls) and coros de vellos (consisting of elderly people).
The symbolism and connotations of the rural Entroido celebrations in the province of Pontevedra in towns as A Estrada, Silleda or Vila de Cruces make this a perfect destination for this time of the year. Having the opportunity to admire flowered camellias and to taste the lamprey from the Ulla River or a cocido (Galician stew)… Those who come once will repeat the experience again and again!" data-marker-category="" data-marker-icon="" data-marker-img="">