Turgalicia Turismo de Galicia

Xunta de Galicia
Start > Visit these… destinations > Geo-destinations > Rías Baixas > Ría de Muros e Noia > Add to "My trip"


Villages of Muros and Noia

Villages of Muros and Noia

The historic centres of the villages of Muros and Noia have hidden treasures of the sea life and the traditional architecture that are worth discovering...


Ría de Muros e Noia


The major architectural elements that the visitor can admire when travelling through the municipalities of the geodestination of Ría de Muros and Noia are melded with the impressive natural sites surrounding the settlements and are the perfect accompaniment to the exercise of urban and cultural tourism.


The monumental grandeur of the villages of the Ría de Muros e Noia coexists in perfect harmony with their environmental assets, with its historical footprint and with the development and growth of their populations.

Since prehistoric times, the people who inhabited these places wanted to leave a witness to their passage by means of artistic and architectural representations, such as the various rock stations located at different points in this destination. This is the case of the engravings of Laxe das Rodas in Rubio the station of the Cova da Bruxa, and the dolmen of Argalo, a disturbing burial chamber with rock art inside. There are also fortified settlements, some of them the most beautiful in Galicia, such as the impressive Castro de Barona, with its buildings caressing the sea. 

The lands of the Ría de Muros e Noia are connected, in good part, by majestic bridges, such as the Puente Grande or the Puente de Traba and, of course, Puente Nafonso with its stunning twenty arches of Gothic profile. 

They are but examples of an architectural grandeur that extends throughout the land as urban manor houses, bourgeois houses, Gothic manor houses and shrines such as the Virxe do Camiño en Muros or churches such as Esteiro, Tal, San Xoán de Roo and San Martiño (an unmatched way of crowning the beautiful Tapal square in Noia). Also, the monasteries, through the monastery of San Xusto de Toxos Outos, a Heritage Element of Cultural Interest, as is the Historic Complex of the vila de Muros. In the field of religious architecture, the Ría de Muros and Noia have hidden curiosities such as the Church of Santa María A Nova, in Noia, also a National Historic Monument since 1973, because it stores guild-related tombstones that is one of largest collection in Europe, with over two hundred tombstones representing the trades of the mediaeval guilds.
Also good examples of the civil architecture of this area are buildings such as the Casa Caldeirón, the Casa Anido and the Casa Romaní in Muros and the lighthouse in lighthouse in Louro. The people of this area live with the sea in their lives. The trade of the sea and the awareness of its presence can be felt in the culture of these lands where, however, there are also other resources that were at one time of great importance to the inhabitants of municipalities like Lousame. This is the case of the Minas de San Finx, whose operation ended in the late 80s with the cessation of mining activity, but the mining village is about to be rehabilitated and upgraded to house a museum and a performance centre in the former school.

My trip

A miña viaxe

Preparing the trip...

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

During the trip...

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.

After the trip

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!

Xunta de Galicia Turismo de Galicia

© 2013 Turismo de Galicia | All rights reserved
Privacy policy | Contact | Accessibility