A Cabeciña

From the Late Bronze to the Iron Age

Información práctica

Cómo llegar

Visitors can reach the hillfort by taking the C-550 from Baiona to A Guarda. On reaching PK 66, opposite the campsite, take the turning on the left which will lead directly to the site, signposted as Miradoiro da Cabeciña and integrated in the Ruta Máxica de Oia (Magical Route of Oia).

Horarios

The site is open and free.

Accesibilidad

Cars can be taken close to the site, and the remaining 300 metres covered on foot along a dirt track

Recomendaciones

Visitors are asked to respect the archaeological remains. Their conservation depends on your collaboration. Thank you!

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Baiona (Baiona)

A fishing town known, among other things, for being the first European port to announce the discovery of the “New World” on the arrival here of the caravel the “Pinta”, captained by Alonso Pinzón. A replica of the caravel can be visited in Bayona harbour. Strolling along the streets of the historical quarter transports us back to the Middle Ages. Worth visiting are the ex-Collegiate Church of Santa María, Santa Liberata chapel, Sancti Spiritus Hospital and the Virgen de la Roca (Our Lady of the Rock), with its spectacular views of the town and the Atlantic Ocean.

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Real Monasterio de Oia (Royal Monastery of Oia) (Oia)

The only monastery of the Order of Cistercians on the Atlantic coastline. This strategic location allowed it to play an important role in defending the coast. Its origins date back to the 12th century and since then it has undergone numerous renovations and modifications which have shaped its current appearance. The tour of the building involves revisiting its history and most prominent figures. The guided tour also includes the permanent exhibition of the graffiti written by Republican prisoners held there between 1937 and 1939, when the monastery was used as a concentration camp.

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Natural swimming pools in Mougás (Oia)

Natural pools in the Serra da Groba. The River Petelo and its tributaries combine the speed and force of the waterfalls with the peace and tranquillity of the pools. They form a part of the Ruta Máxica de Oia.

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Auga dos Cebros Petroglyph (Oia)

The only known petroglyph in Atlantic Europe to represent a Mediterranean vessel. Such a representation in an Atlantic context is proof of the relationships established from prehistoric times between the Atlantic and Mediterranean cultures.

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Cabo Silleiro (Baiona)

The first lighthouse located on the cape was put into operation in 1866. The current lighthouse dates back to 1924, can be seen at a distance of 40 miles and its horn can be heard 200 miles away. It is one of the main points of reference to guide the ships that sail in these waters. The lighthouse cannot be visited, but it is certainly worth coming to see it up close and enjoy the natural landscape

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