TRIACASTELA – TUNA2019-09-25T21:28:07+00:00

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– TUNA –
in olive oil

– TUNA –
in olive oil

Good to know…

Most commercial tunas are between 50 and 150 cm in size. The skin is smooth and shiny with different shades of silvery blue and yellow depending on the species.
In migrations they travel from 14 to 50 km daily for at least two months reaching speeds of 70km/h. All of them are experts in pilgrimage. The most commonly used canned variety is yellowfin tuna.

Nutritional value 100g

Health benefits

Omega 3 fatty acids help maintain normal blood pressure and normal heart function.

Proteins contribute to the increase and preservation of muscle mass and the maintenance of bones under normal conditions.

Selenium contributes, among other functions, to the maintenance of nails and hair, as well as to normal thyroid function.

Among other functions, vitamin B12 helps to reduce fatigue and tiredness.


High content of Omega 3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA). High in proteins, vitamins B3, B6, B12, D and E.
High content of minerals such as phosphorus and selenium.
Source of iodine.

– Yellowfin tuna with lime potato –


– Yellowfin tuna in olive oil
– Potatoes
– Lime
– Salt
– Pepper


We roast the potatoes, once roasted and hot prepare with them mashed and add lime, salt and pepper.

For the plate, put the potato and lime on top of the yellowfin tuna and decorate with a sprout.


Good to know

Triacastela is the second stage of the tourist route O Courel, after crossing O Cebreiro, the first Galician city on the French way to Santiago.

Although it cannot be verified with exactitude, some writings point to King Alfonso IX of León as the founder of Triacastela.

The origin of the toponym Triacastela has several interpretations.

Some historians affirm that the name is due to three castles (represented in the tower of the church) and others to three castros, of which archaeological remains are conserved that we can observe when descending the mountain.

From the influence of the Way of St. James, archaeological remains of sacred art and buildings that were once linked to pilgrimages are preserved: churches, inns, prisons and old hospitals.

Local landmarks

Ramil’s centenary chestnut tree
At the entrance of Triacasela, you will find the district of Ramil, where you will discover a chestnut tree more than eight hundred years old.

Church of Santiago de Triacastela
It dates from the 12th century, of Romanesque origin and baroque style surrounded by a small cemetery.

The Pedreira’s House
An old hospital of which a large part of the structure has been preserved, dating from the time of Alfonso IX.

The old prison
Triacastela had a prison for pilgrims who passed themselves off as walkers as a method of concealing their begging.

The Pilgrim’s Inn
Known for having been a blacksmith’s inn where meals were given and the horseshoes of those who made the Way on horseback were repaired.