RÍA DE CORME E LAXE

Estuaries and beaches
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Location

Coordinates:
43º 14' 05.5" N - 8º 57' 00.4" W

Description

Travelling north, we come to the Ría de Corme e Laxe, which like a prehistoric monster with a great head and narrow, twisted tail, goes inland along the lower course of the river Anllóns.
When walking along its shores, we can admire another sector marked by the verticality of a coastline with cliffs, rocks, worked on granite with its capricious forms that seem to have been sculpted by the patient hand of some mysterious being. Cylinders entering the penedos, cavities like church pyres, nests worked by a thousand wasps... take shape to give the countryside a look of mystery in this section of the Costa da Morte. The surroundings of Roncudo, for instance, are a good place to see this and, at the same time, to admire a country scene astride a cliff marked by its verticality.

The towns of Corme and Laxe, two important fishing ports, are located on either side of the estuary.
In the first of the two, with a predominance of fishing activities, is the closed structure of its centre and its steep, narrow streets with new buildings and old fishermens houses (once more on the Galician coast) painted in lively colours. In the more commercial Laxe, we find its 14th century church with its beautiful design and the Rúa Real, with remains of its noble past.
In the depths of the estuary, at the mouth of the river Anllóns, beyond the Monte Blanco, another place where wind and water created spectacular sandy scenery, is Ponteceso, the place where the poet Pondal was born, a man who masterfully sang not only of these lands, but also composed the beautiful words of the Galician Hymn.

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Last update: 04/05/2015
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