On a hill overlooking the rivers Mendo and Mandeo is the elegant city of Betanzos, former capital of the Kingdom of Galicia, which welcomes pilgrims from all over the world with its stately bearing. A place where you will discover the moving story of the brothers who made it progress, an enigmatic park that was once the best in the world and the world’s richest tortilla de patatas (Spanish omelette).
A great part of the history of Betanzos goes hand in hand with the Naveira brothers, Juan and Jesús. Two brothers who, like so many Galician people, decided to emigrate to America in 1869. There they managed to make a certain fortune and 24 years later they returned to their homeland determined not only to build their own Indian houses, but also to invest a large part of their fortune in constructing a series of social buildings to create jobs and improve the lives of their neighbours.