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Laxe da Rodas

This petroglyph is located in Louro its engravings are carved in granite rocks, from the Copper age. It consists of nine figures: two spirals and seven circular forms. One of the spirals is seventy-five cm in diameter the other sixty-seven cm, the figure is surrounded by 45 holes, in turn surrounded by smaller ones. At the bottom there is a group of figures representing a man and a horse, the first attempts to lazo the animal, there's also s crescent moon and the sun setting. There's another spiral has a diameter greater than forty-one cm and a central twenty-one cm in diameter and five cm deep. Several experts relate to the worship of the sun, others interpret it as an almanac or a table for offerings to achieve good harvests or linked to the death or fertility.
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Cova da Bruxa

This set of pretoglyph is located on the side mountain near Serres.

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Castro de Baroña

This is 2000 year old Celtic fort. The ruins were rediscovered in 1933. They are located just south of the fishing village of "Porto do Son"

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Castro  de Lansbricae

This Celtic Castro is the only one that still retains its Celtic name. It was discovered in 1922 and there have been many excavations since. This Castro was occupied 200BC and sporadically after.


Photos by Cesar Candamo

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Monte Teton

This petroglyph is located in a mountain called "Monte Tetón". It´s the biggest representation of 18 concentric circles in Europe, 2,5 meters of diameter.


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Pedra Ancha

This Group of Petroglyphs is found in Dumbria, they represent weapons. You can clearly see swords and shields engraved on the stone.


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Pedra da Arca

This megalithic monument dates back 3000 BC the "Pedra da Arca" dolmen is another of the many such monuments that can be found in the Galician area of Spain. This nice Dolmen is set 110m over sea level and is formed by 7 orthostats. The capstone is broken. The tomb entrance corridor faces East. Close observation of the different stones will reward the visitor with some surviving petroglyphs.
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Photos by Cesar Candamo

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Petroglifos_Naraio

Petroglifos_Naraio photos


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Argalo Dolmen

This megalithic monument has a polygonal shape, its composed of seven stones. The chamber has a height of 2.5m its door points east. It originally had a roof which must have collapsed overtime.
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Photos by Cesar Candamo

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Castro de Borneiro

Castro Borneiro is one of the most important castors in Galiza. It was inhabitated between VI B.C and I A.C. Industrial tools were found, like crucibles and moulds used in metallury. Nowadays these objects are exposed in the Castle of San Antón, in A Coruña. This was also the first Castro in which Carbon Dating was performed in Galicia.
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Photos by Cesar Candamo

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Petroglifos de Carnota

Some more Petroglyphs found in Carnota, courtesy of my cousin Cesar.


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Finisterre

Finisterre means the "earths end" in latin

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Horreo de Carnota

This is a community granary its one of the longest. They were used to store grain for the local residents.

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Louro and beyond

Views of Mt Louro and surrounding areas.

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Muros

General photos of Muros and the surrounding area.

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On the way to Finisterre

Misc. Photos

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Baño

The village of Baño is part of the township of Muros.

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