With this route, you'll be able to visit the oldest stones in Galicia and discover impressive petroglyphs, mills, crosses, a granary, the odd castle and even a menhir!
The thirty acres covered by the Sobroso forest will be the first broad view this route offers us, then we'll focus our attention on Sobroso Castle that – just like the forest – gets its name from a tree that grows here: the cork oak..
The origins of this fortress date back to the ninth century, when Bermudo II took refuge in it during the battle of Portela Arenaria, today Vilasobroso, the village you see in front. From that time, Sobroso has been a silent witness of the vicissitudes of many of Galicia's historic personalities, particularly due to its role as a military stronghold, which it finally ended up losing. Its corridors have been walked by the Counts of Galicia in 1095, Urraca and Raymond of Burgundy; the "irmandiños" (peasant revolts against feudal oppression) during the riots that destroyed the castle in the second half of the fifteenth century; and Pedro Alvarez de Soutomaior – Pedro Madruga (Peter the Early Riser) – who subsequently rebuilt it.
The best way to end this day is to watch the sunset from the boardwalk of Mogor beach.
Stores all necessary information to organize your trip: museums, monuments, attractions, lodgings, restaurants...
Once you do, you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations
Already enjoying Galicia, here you see the map of your route, save information in PDF or export your GPS locations
If you have a phone with GPS poderás see your location on the map.
Now you're back, you write that you think what you visited, and also mark that you could not see, to not forget the next!