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Myths and legends of Castro de Alobre (Vilagarcía de Arousa)

A tunnel which hides…

As legend would have it, a tunnel linked the Monte Lobeira castro with the Pazo of Vistalegre, and some would even say that the tunnel's exit was to be found at O Montiño, where the castro is located.

This legend places Queen Urraca in Vilagarcía de Arousa. The grotto under the rocky outcrop bears some relation to the tunnel, as it was both a meeting place and a means by which robbers could escape from the town. This large rock, situated at one of the ends of the castle, was used for many years as a base for the cross which crowned such a symbolic spot. The cross is said to have been in commemoration of a young boy killed by robbers who were chasing him through the tunnel.