Galicia’s Most Amazing Festivals

A Rapa das Bestas

Taking place during the first week of July, A Rapa das Bestas means ‘Capture of the Wild Beasts’ and dates back to the 15th century. It takes places in the village of Sabucedo, where locals head into the mountains to try and capture wild horses to cut their manes and tails. Although it’s amazing to get the chance to see wild horses and the festival is very popular, it’s somewhat controversial as the horses often get into fights and are sometimes roughly treated during the capturing process.