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First beer museum in Spain opens
03 July 2019 @ 23:58

SPAIN'S first-ever beer museum is now open in the far north-western city of Galicia – another great excuse to explore a part of the country not on the Costa package trip trail.

Its founders hope the MEGA museum will become a world-renowned attraction and that tourists will make a 'pilgrimage' to this new 'beer cathedral'.

Given that the MEGA is in the city of A Coruña, the capital of the province of the same name which is home to the famous pilgrims' cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, it is likely this mission statement was carefully chosen.

Anyone who has ever set foot in Spain will have heard of Estrella beer – this comes from Galicia and gives the museum its name: Mundo Estrella Galicia ('Galicia Estrella World'), shortened to MEGA.

'Estrella' is the Spanish word for 'star', and the six-point star was always the logo on an ale bottle in the days when few but the most highly-educated could read or write, so they knew what they were drinking.

The six points of the star depict the number of steps required in making beer.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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