Coto de Altamira
From the Gallaecian world to the Roman world
Take the Ponteareas road (PO-415) from As Neves to Fontiñas, in the parish of Santiago de Tortoreos. From there, take the turning to the right signposted Santa María de Taboexa (EP-4202). On reaching the parish church, continue on foot, as the castro is situated just to the east of it, on a peak called Coto de Altamira.
The site is open and free.
The site is inaccessible on account of the steep access path.
Visitors are asked to respect the archaeological remains. Their conservation depends on your collaboration. Thank you!
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Centro de Interpretación del Patrimonio Cultural de Taboexa (As Neves)
The purpose of the centre is to promote an environment for creative learning, making known the significance of the area’s cultural and historical legacy to today’s generations. It holds a permanent exhibition on Taboexa’s most relevant heritage assets: castros, petroglyphs, church, chapels, wayside shrines or water mills
San Nomedio Vantage Point (Arbo)
A vantage point with sweeping views stretching as far as San Fins (Arbo), northern Portugal and the landscapes of O Condado and A Paradanta. At the top stands a chapel dedicated to St. Nomedio and, alongside the chapel, a recreation area. Every year a pilgrimage takes place, preserving the tradition of eating a meal on the hillside at midday.
Las Pesqueiras de Arbo (Arbo)
Son antiguas y singulares construcciones de piedra situadas a ambos lados del río Miño en las que aún se pueden capturar lampreas. Forman parte del paisaje fluvial de tramo final del río Miño. Existe una Ruta de la Lamprea que pretende poner en valor los principales recursos etnográficos, naturales, gastronómicos y culturales vinculados con esta especie. La visita se puede complementar con otra al Centro de Interpretación del Vino y la Lamprea, un lugar donde conocer la enorme vinculación histórica de los habitantes de Arbo con el vino y la lamprea.
Nosa Señora da Franqueira Chapel (A Cañiza)
One of the oldest chapels in Galicia, a legacy of monastic life, which maintains the fundamentals of popular piety. The monastery’s origins can be traced back to the 10th century, and today only the 14th-century church has survived. In the 19th century the Cistercian monastery was abandoned to later become the current parish church, after a series of alterations were made. Because of its antiquity and originality, pilgrimages to A Franqueira are considered of tourist interest.
Os Carranos Sawmill (Covelo)
A sawmill that uses the driving force of water to move the saw and built around 1922. It receives water from the River Vixiáns, in which a small reservoir was built to exploit the force of the water. The wheel we can see today is the third one to be installed and has a diameter of more than 6 metres. It forms a part of Route PRG-95 Sendeiro dos Carranos (Os Carranos Path).