On the Way of St. James


A Estrada - Pontevedra

42º 41' 31.7" N - 8º 25' 45.4" W

The Ways of St. James

Vía de la Plata

The Walk

Callobre Waterfall
Pozo dos Mouros

We start the route in the vicinity of castro de Callobre, an ancient Iron Age village settlement surrounded by a large number of oak trees and located 250 m above sea level.

We have two options, depending on whether we want to go to the top or to the foot of the waterfall. If we choose the first alternative, we descend along the path on the left with the Curantes River on the right. We will walk among oaks and pines, and will find two mills and several wooden walkways that will facilitate the route to the viewpoint that will allow us to enjoy this 9-metre high waterfall from above. 

However, if we choose the path to the right at the crossroads, we will descend until we find a turning on the left, where a small canal will show us where to continue. When you reach an old mill, a log will make it easier to cross to the other bank to go upstream until we reach the foot of the waterfall. Here is also the well-known pozo dos Mouros. The mouros are beings from popular Galician mythology who lived in tunnels under the earth and are associated with mysterious places. Here, the cavity formed by the erosion of the water takes on magical characteristics, and it is claimed that its depth is unknown and that attempts to find the bottom using stones tied with ropes never succeeded.


Length: 1.5 km (one way)
starting point:
Vicinity of the castro de Callobre 42°41'31.72"N / 8°25'45.46"W
End Point :
Callobre Waterfall 42°41'26.41"N / 8°25'54.35"W

Accessibility to consider

Floodplanes in the rainy season
Rugged terrain
Slippery terrain areas
Slopes with stairs


Discovering waterfalls
Initial pickup date: 01/01/2021
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