Continuing along the coastline we reach the "Little Compostela", as the town of Noia is known, where we can listen to gravestones speaking. For this revelation, one must visit the church of Santa María a Nova, built over a Quintana de Mortos ("Village of the Dead"). This cemetery, which preserves a large collection of tombstones, was made with soil brought from the Holy Land in galleons from Noia, according to one of the many local legends. Once inside this Gothic church, stroll about and enjoying the play of light provided by its impressive rose window. Sit down and take a leisurely look at the Plateresque chapel and Baroque-style altar. But what you'll most certainly notice about this church converted into a museum are the enormous guild-related tombstones flanking its walls. Among the more than two hundred tombstones, you can see the pick and hammer of a mason, the scissors of a tailor, the knife of a butcher, along with the characteristic anchor of the sailors or the anthropoid figures of noblemen. The oldest are those that represent mediaeval crafts.