Galicia Oculta

Galicia is not only its most recognized places and heritage, but it is also a sum of a huge amount of natural, artistic and ethnographic treasures that are little known. Among them we find forts, dolmens, monasteries, churches, places … Galicia Emotion wants to make them visible for the enjoyment of those who come to our land.

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 Fervenza do río Toxa

Pendellos de Agolada, San Pedro de Vilanova, Monasteiro de Carboeiro, Fervenza do Río Toxa

Our path starts in Agolada, where we will find the so-called Pendellos de Agolada, a type of construction that shows the native Galician architecture, here restored. From there we will give way to the council of Dozón, where one of the most precious Romanesque churches in Galicia stands, that of San Pedro de Vilanova, inserted in an outstanding natural setting.

Already in the town of Silleda we will find another example of outstanding religious architecture, the Benedictine convent of Carboeiro, with clear influences from the Cathedral of Santiago. It is reached through a beautiful landscape and crossing a medieval bridge. And since we are talking about the natural environment, the Toxa river waterfall is also located in Silleda, a mandatory stop.

These are just some of the attractions of our Hidden Galicia in these regions of central Galicia. We invite you to discover many others.


Monasteiro de San Clodio

Arenteiro ethnographic park, Monasteiro de San Clodio, Pena Corneira, Castro de San Cibrao de Las

We start our walk in O Carballiño, where we can see the rehabilitated mills located in the Arenteiro Ethnographic Park, along the course of the homonymous river. Already in the council of Leiro, the Cistercian convent of San Clodio and its “Divine Relic” venerated by popular tradition stand out.

It will be in Leiro where we find another natural monument, Pena Corneira. It is the visual reference from almost anywhere in the Avia valley, and is made up of rocks of various shapes, such as the kind of granite horns from which it takes its name (“corneira”). And to finish we can visit the “Cidade”, as the Castro de San Cibrao de Las is known, a castreño town located next to the Monte de San Trocado.

These are just some of the attractions of our Hidden Galicia in these western regions of Ourense. We invite you to discover many others.

Ribeira Sacra

Monasterio de Santo Estevo de Ribas de Miño

Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Miño, Mirador da Cova, Convent of Ferreira de Pantón, Convent of Santo Estevo de Ribas do Sil

In the Lugo council of O Saviñao we make the first stop on our tour, in front of the Monastery of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Miño, one of the most outstanding works of Galician rural Romanesque. The viewpoint of A Cova, still in this municipal area, offers an excellent view of Mount O Navallo, surrounded by the river Miño that turns around it.

Following the current of the Miño we arrive at Pantón, where we will visit the Cistercian convent of Santa María de Ferreira. And we do not leave the religious architecture to visit the Santo Estevo de Ribas do Sil Convent, currently integrated into the Paradores Network.

These are just some of the attractions of our Hidden Galicia in the Ribeira Sacra. We invite you to discover many others.


Conjunto de hórreos de A Merca

Set of granaries of A Merca, Mozarabic Chapel of San Miguel, Castro de Castromao, Castle of Maceda

In the Ourense council of A Merca we find a unique ethnographic complex made up of 35 granaries or cabaceiras, the largest concentration in all of Spain. From there we will go to Celanova, the capital of the region, and the place where a unique sample in the Peninsula is located: the Mozarabic chapel of San Miguel.

Not far from there is the Castro de Castromao, with its half-kilometer perimeter wall, at an elevation from which the Arnoia River can be seen. Large amount of remains found there are kept in the Provincial Museum.

We will finish the review in the council of Maceda, whose castle has one of the thickest walls registered in any European fortress.

These are just some of the attractions of our Hidden Galicia in the interior of Ourense. We invite you to discover many others.

Baixa Limia

Aquis Querquennis

Aquis Querquennis, Visigothic Temple of Santa Comba de Bande, Dolmens of Maus de Salas, Church of San Salvador de Manín

In Bande we begin our journey through history in the Baixa Limia region, specifically in the Roman military camp Aquis Querquennis, which has an interpretation center with a high informative content on the Romanization in these lands. Without leaving the band, we will find the Visigothic temple of Santa Comba, dated from the 7th century.

Going back in time, in the town of Muíños is the site of Maus de Salas, one of the most important existing in Galicia, and whose dolmens offer a special attraction. And we will finish in the council of Lobios to stop at the church of San Salvador de Manín or the church of Aceredo, of Baroque architecture, and that brings us to more current times.

These are just some of the attractions of our Hidden Galicia in Baixa Limia. We invite you to discover many others.


O refuxio de verdes

Or refuge of greens, Dolmen de Dombate, Castro de Borneiro, Torres do Allo, Molinos and Batáns do Mosquetín, Dolmen de Pedra Cuberta, Castelo de Vimianzo

We start in the town of Coristanco in the Refuxio de Verdes, an amazing natural setting along the banks of the Anllóns River. This river will take us to Cabana de Bergantiños, to be able to contemplate the castro de Borneiro (known as A Cibdá) and the Dolmen de Dombate, known as the cathedral of the Galician megalithic.

Zas will be our next stop, where the Torres do Allo are erected, a magnificent example of civil architecture where the Interpretation Center of the Tourist Resources and Heritage of the Costa da Morte Territory is located. Of marked ethnographic interest we find, in the council of Vimianzo, the Mosquetín batáns, made up of fullers and mills. Just the previous step to our final visit to the Castle of Vimianzo, a neuralgic piece in the history and economy of the town.

These are just some of the attractions of our Hidden Galicia in these two regions of the Galician northwest. We invite you to discover many others.

  • Morada da Moa
    A Morada da Moa
    AC550 Número 311, 15296 O Pindo (A Coruña)

Ría de Muros-Noia

Castro de Baroña

Castro de Baroña, Historic Center of Noia, Monte e Lagoa do Louro, Villa de Muros

Starting with the Porto do Son council, we find the preserved settlement of the Baroña castro, on the shores of the Atlantic, which endows it with a special magic. It is accessed on foot and from it we will have a vibrant view of the coast. Its Interpretation Center complements the experience.

Along the coastline we arrive at Noia and Muros, two charming villas with a stately past. In the first, its significant historic center hosts a well-known Medieval Fair, and in the second, its past and present sailors and its historic center represent a precise stopover on our way.

Still in the council of Muros we have a special stop, Mount Louro and its lagoon (Lagoa), of great natural attraction, which complete the visit along the estuary.

These are just some of the attractions of our Hidden Galicia in the Ría de Muros-Noia. We invite you to discover many others.

Terra Chá, camino da Mariña

 Barrio dos Muíños de Mondoñedo

Castro of Viladonga, Monastery of Santa María de Meira,
neigborhood dos Muíños de Mondoñedo, San Salvador de Lourenzá

Leaving the region of Terra Chá in the direction of Mariñas Lugo, specifically the council of Castro de Rei, we find traces of the past, such as settlements in castreño towns, such as Viladonga. The path takes us to the monastery of Santa María de Meira, a region known for sheltering the source of the River Miño.

In Mondoñedo, a historic town in Galicia, we can make a stop in the Dos Muíños (or Los Molinos) neighborhood, known among its inhabitants as “Venice”. Finally we will stop in the Lourenzá valley, where we will visit the monastery of San Salvador. From there we will have a step away from the Lugo coast with all its attractions.

These are just some attractions of our Hidden Galicia from A Terra Chá on the way to the north of the province of Lugo. We invite you to discover many others.

Pontevedra interior

Castillo de Sobroso

Sobroso Castle, Tourón Archaeological Area, Campo Lameiro Rock Art Archaeological Park, Eire de Pedre, Fervenza of Barosa river

In the council of Mondariz we began this journey through the inner Pontevedra, landing first at the Castillo de Sobroso, a fortress dating back to the 9th century. In Ponte Caldelas we can find the Tourón Archaeological Area, one of the most unique open-air rock art complexes in Galicia. Continuing in the previous line, the archaeological park of rock art of Campo Lameiro, constitutes an excellent outdoor complex where you will find almost one hundred petroglyphs in their environmental context and more than 80 interpretive panels, as well as the recreation of a town from the Age of Bronze.

Changing period, in the council of Cerdedo stands out a set of restored granaries and other samples of traditional architecture. And in Barro we can contemplate one of those charming natural spaces, such as the Rio Barosa waterfall, around which the ethnographic-environmental complex of Río Barosa is located.

These are just some of the attractions of our Hidden Galicia in the interior of Pontevedra. We invite you to discover many others.

Ría de Arousa

Dolmen de Axeitos

Dolmen of Axeitos, Castros of Neixón, Torres do Oeste, Pazo of Fefiñáns

Starting from the town of Ribeira, we begin our route through the Axeitos dolmen, also known as A Pedra do Mouro, declared B.I.C. (good of cultural interest). In Boiro we can follow the steps of history to find a good example of the Castro culture: the Neixón big and small castros, dating from the 8th and 7th centuries BC.

His well-known Viking landing takes place in Catoira, a recreation of the Nordic landings, one of the most emblematic points being the Torres de Oeste. We will finish in the Cambados council, with the Pazo de Fefiñáns, another asset of cultural interest with which to end this journey.

These are just some of the attractions of our Hidden Galicia in the Ría de Arousa. We invite you to discover many others.