A Lanzada

Trade in Ancient times: from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic

Información práctica

Cómo llegar

There are two options:

— 7 km from Portonovo (Sanxenxo), following the coast road to O Grove (PO-308), visitors can find the site on their left.

— From the VG-4.1, at the final roundabout, follow the signs towards the left and continue for 1 km alongside the beach that lends its name to the site, which can be found on the right-hand side.


The site is in the open air and free for visitors to enter, lying in an incomparable natural landscape of dunes and beaches.


Accessible to people with reduced mobility.


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

For further information:



  • Hoteles, cafeterías y restaurantes.
  • Escuelas de surf.
  • Transporte público.

¡Lo que no te puedes perder!

A Lanzada beach (O Grove)

One of Galicia’s most emblematic beaches. It is over 2 kilometres long and is ideal for walking or doing water sports such as surfing. Nearby can be found the Umia-O Grove intertidal zone, which is of great ornithological interest.

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Mount Siradella (O Grove)

The highest point of the O Grove peninsula and a vantage point looking out over the ria of Arousa and the Atlantic ocean. The Cíes Islands, Ons Island and the O Vao inlet can be seen from here.

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As Telleiras de Vilalonga (Sanxenxo)

For hundreds of years, the Umia-O Grove intertidal zone was mined for its sedimented clay, extracted to make ceramic objects, such as bricks and tiles in the so-called “telleiras” (brick and tile factories). Their importance was key to the economic development of the area until new energies, foreign competition and new materials forced many of them to close or change their activity.

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Nosa Señora da Lanzada Chapel ()

It was built in the 12th-13th centuries, superimposed onto a previous one, associated with the fortress built to defend the coast in the 10th century. It witnessed many battles in the Middle Ages and was destroyed by the Irmandiños in the 15th century and abandoned. Only the chapel and the ruins of one of the fortress’s towers remain: the Tower of A Lanzada. The chapel is Romanesque and has a nave and a semi-circular apse. It has an impressive rose window, oriented towards the sea and the sunset. Several legends surrounding the chapel exist, mainly linked to the sea and fertility rituals. On the last Sunday of August, a multitudinous procession takes place in honour of Our Lady. 

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Pazo de Quintáns (Sanxenxo)

The Pazo de Quintáns or Pazo do Casal has belonged to Sanxenxo Town Council since 2006. Its origins lie in an old tower dating back to the end of the Middle Ages, situated on the site of the current pazo. Refurbishments have been carried out on the pazo itself, the chapel, the raised granary and surrounding property. It is hoped that the future Centre of Gastronomic Culture of O Salnés will be established here.

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