SERRA DA GROBA

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On the Way of St. James

Location

Pontevedra

A Guarda | Baiona | Oia

Coordinates:
42º 02' 18.6" N - 8º 50' 06.3" W

Description

The area that is shown in maps with an almost straight coastline, running from Cabo Silleiro to the point of Santa Tegra, in los municipalities of Baiona, Oia and A Guarda, becomes, in situ, a coast with many granite cuts edged by the splashing of the waves, where the only straight edge is the horizon over the sea. The mountain range keeps as close to the Atlantic as it can, and offers lookout points like that of O Cortelliño, located on the high path of A Groba (663 m), eleven kilometres from Baiona, where the landscape explains itself. The mouth of Ría de Vigo with the Illas Cíes, acquires a new perspective from this southern extreme. As well as landscapes, A Groba is known for other aspects of life and art.
It has the most important concentration of Galician horses roaming freely. The route of the “Curros” takes us to the municipalities of Torroña and Mougás, in the municipality of Oia.
With regard to cave paintings, it has one of the most numerous concentrations of engraves rocks in Galicia. The route of the petroglyphs starts from Baiona to Campos and Outeiro dos Lameiros, but there are many other stone slabs, like a great maze of engraved stone, in Burgueira, A Cabeciña in Mougás, or the hunter stone in Pedornes.

The Ways of St. James

Portiguese Route by coast
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