Declared a Natural Park in 1978 – the first in Galicia – Mount Aloia is a true watchtower at 700 metres above sea level, with five balconies and stunning views over the River Miño. In the mountains there are prehistoric and Roman remains and their history is surrounded by legends. It is said that here, the wild mares are fertilised by the wind. Also that this is the mythical Monte Medulio, scene of collective suicide of the Celtic tribes rather than falling into the hands of the Romans. Perhaps.