DID YOU KNOW? On the beach of Lires, the fishing of the `lubión´ is carried out using a sickle
DID YOU KNOW? On the beach of Lires, the fishing of the `lubión´ is carried out using a sickle

On the beach of Lires, in the coldest months of winter, you can fish for a curious small bodied fish (maximum 35 cm), elongated, pointed head and blue-green in colour. It answers to the name of "lubión",  although in other locations it is known as "lanzón, pipión or pixilin". Although its fishing is not usually done for sport, but rather for bait, in Lires it is tradition to fry them in oil and then savour them at the table. The smallest specimens are eaten whole with spine and head. T…

DID YOU KNOW? The Lighthouse Way originated from the restlessness of a group of friends who wanted to hike the Coast of Death all along the coastline
DID YOU KNOW? The Lighthouse Way originated from the restlessness of a group of friends who wanted to hike the Coast of Death all along the coastline

The Lighthouse of Vilán On December 7, 2012, six friends left Malpica to walk for more than 200 kms along the Coast of Death, always staying close to the sea. After several weeks exploring the coast in search of paths and trails they arrived in Finisterre, realizing they had designed a spectacular hiking route with lighthouses, dunes, beaches, inlets, cliffs, forts, dolmens, fishing villages, mountains, sunsets , .. At that very moment "The Lighthouse Way" (1) was born. WHAT TO DO:  Choose a stage of the Ligh…

DID YOU KNOW? The dolmen known as
DID YOU KNOW? The dolmen known as "A Pedra da Arca" was built by a moura

The dolmen of A Pedra da Arca (1), also known as the dolmen of Cerqueda , is one of the largest in Galicia. This dolmen, dating from the period between 3500 and 2700 BC, is located in the town of Malpica (Coast of Death ). According to tradition, a  moura  built Pedra da Arca by loading the stones on her head while spinning and breastfeeding a child. In Galician mythology the mouras are beautiful and seductive women who live under the earth or under the waters, magical beings that occasionally walk among us, sitting on t…

DID YOU KNOW? The solidarity of the residents of Carnota avoided retaliation for the flight of refugees from Mount Pindo
DID YOU KNOW? The solidarity of the residents of Carnota avoided retaliation for the flight of refugees from Mount Pindo

Mount Pindo A left-wing youth from Quilmas (Carnota) called O Catelo, who had become the leader of the "foucellas" (1) from Mount Pindo, led a flight plan for himself and twelve other men. In this way, in the summer of 1937 they descended to the port from Mount Pindo, where they had been hiding for more than a year. Then, with the help of two boats, they assaulted the fishing vessel "O As" at gunpoint and headed for England, where they arrived at the port of Bristol. In spite of the initial joy, fate played a trick o…

DID YOU KNOW? The documentary
DID YOU KNOW? The documentary "O Desafío do Sil" contains unpublished footage of the documentary film "Lires"

Lires village Domingo Díaz Docampo presents his latest documentary entitled "O Desafío do Sil" (1), a historical tour on the construction of dams by the company Saltos del Sil (1945-1965) that forever changed the silhouette of Valdeorras and also the way of life of its neighbours. This documentary contains unpublished images of the film “Lires"  of great historical value for our village. “Lires", by Francisco De la Calle, was filmed by the Agrarian Extension Service in the 196…

DID YOU KNOW? Mount Pindo served as a refuge for many people during the Spanish Civil War
DID YOU KNOW? Mount Pindo served as a refuge for many people during the Spanish Civil War

Mount Pindo  Mount Pindo, also known as the Celtic Olympus, served as a refuge during the Spanish Civil War and post-war to Republican fugitives and those who did not want to participate in the war. Thus, in 1936, with the military coup against the legitimate Government of the Republic, the Civil Guard and the Falange arrived at the Concello de Carnota following their policy of  occupation of the municipalities of rural Galicia. Political leaders, trade unionists, and people who did not want to participate in the war saw i…

DID YOU KNOW? Fernando Blanco de Lema was the man that changed the history of the town of Cee
DID YOU KNOW? Fernando Blanco de Lema was the man that changed the history of the town of Cee

Fernando Blanco de Lema (photo by Fernando Blanco Museum) Fernando Blanco de Lema (Cee, 1796 - Havana, 1875) was a neighbour of Cee who, after emigrating to Cuba at the early age of 13 and making his fortune there as an entrepreneur, decided to use the money earned on the Caribbean island to pay for the construction of one of the oldest schools in Galicia (the current IES Fernando Blanco). Opened on October 2, 1886, and equipped with the most advanced pedagogical and didactic material of the moment, with highly qualified teachers and ed…

DID YOU KNOW? A group of students between 10 and 12 years old participated in a capital project that was published about shipwrecks in the Coast of Death
DID YOU KNOW? A group of students between 10 and 12 years old participated in a capital project that was published about shipwrecks in the Coast of Death

Cabo Vilán in Camariñas Thanks to the initiative of a school teacher and the enthusiam of a group of children from Camelle, who at that time were studying 5th grade, it was possible to create a capital work about shipwrecks in the Coast of Death.  The idea was born in 1974 when one day in class, the teacher and the students commented on a shipwreck that had just ocurred in the vicinity of Cabo Vilán, in Camariñas. As a result, José Baña Heim took up an idea that had been in his head for yea…

DID YOU KNOW? Galicia is the community of the Iberian Peninsula with the longest coastline
DID YOU KNOW? Galicia is the community of the Iberian Peninsula with the longest coastline

 Nemiña beach Galicia has about 1,500 kilometers of coastline, almost 20% of the total of Spain. In addition, its geographical conditions and its waves make some of its beaches privileged scenarios for surfing at all levels most of the year. It is the community with the largest number of licenses and clubs with activities related to surfing. WHAT TO DO: A nice walk along the beach of Nemiña. This fine sand beach with a length of 800 meters is perfect for surfers, fishermen and naturalists. Located in front of th…

DID YOU KNOW? A cat was the only crew member of a ship that ran aground in Bergantiños
DID YOU KNOW? A cat was the only crew member of a ship that ran aground in Bergantiños

Known as the "ship of the captain cat", in 1945 a coaster cast off on a stormy day and spent several hours sailing from one side to the other in the Bergantiños estuary until it ran aground "cleanly" on a sandbank. To everyone's surprise, there was only one cat inside: the cat captain of the ship. WHAT TO DO: A visit to the Insua Cove in Cabana de Bergantiños (O Couto - Ponteceso). The sand is piled up in a large set of dunes almost 2 km long and 400 meters wide on average. 40 minutes from Lire…

DID YOU KNOW? In the old days it was believed that in Finisterre was the border between life and death
DID YOU KNOW? In the old days it was believed that in Finisterre was the border between life and death

Finisterre Lighthouse One of the countless legends there are in the Coast of Death says that, being “the End of the World”, Finisterre was where the border between life and death was located. Until the Middle Ages it was believed that planet Earth was flat, and Finisterre, on the Coast of Death, was considered to be the westernmost point of the European continent and, therefore, the point of Europe closer to the "end of the world." Another legend in which the name Coast of Death is inspired has it that, sinc…

DID YOU KNOW? To cause the wrecking of ships the locals of the Coast of Death used to hung lit lanterns from the horns of their oxen
DID YOU KNOW? To cause the wrecking of ships the locals of the Coast of Death used to hung lit lanterns from the horns of their oxen

The oldest legend that is known about the place name Coast of Death has it that in nights of rainstorm and low visibility, some locals of the coast walked their oxen around the limits of the the capes and headlands. Lit lanterns hung from the horns of these animals and, with the rocking caused by their walking, they resembled other boats. In this way, to procure a good shelter from the storm and by imitation of these supposed boats, the ships approached the coast, falling into a mortal trap when they inevitably run aground. It was then that…

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