apedradamoura_liresca_ruraltourism

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 the banks of rivers and lakes combing their long hair with gold combs . They are usually linked to a castro (2), tumulus or prehistoric monument.

WHAT TO DO: Visit the Dolmen da Pedra da Arca, in Lugar Filgueira, Malpica de Bergantiños.
                         Only 45 min from LiresCa!


1 The Stone of the Ark
2 A castro is a fortified settlement, usually pre-Roman, some from late Bronze Age and Iron Age. Research associates them with the Celtic culture. 

 

LiresCa - Lires on the Camino
Stage Muxía Fisterra
Rural Tourism in Galicia
  • Share this post!

Leave a comment

Recent posts

DID YOU KNOW? The Mar de Fàbula Environmental Association was the first to exhibit in Espazo LiresCa
DID YOU KNOW? The Mar de Fàbula Environmental Association was the first to exhibit in Espazo LiresCa

The exhibition of the Mar de Fàbula Environmental Association was with us in Espacio Liresca for almost 2 months. It was the first exhibition with which we inaugurated LiresCa. And we are very grateful to Mar de Fàbula and Xosé Manuel Barros. The chaotic figures, the fish boxes, the lost heads, the boats, ... in short, the sculptures made of the plastic garbage collected from our beaches accompanied us during our first steps of this new voyage. There were many people who passed through LiresCa during these mont…

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…

Newsletter

Register and be the first to know the latest news

*By entering my email I give my consent to receive communications from LiresCa through my e-mail and I confirm that I have read the Data Protection policy.

This website uses cookies to improve user experience. By continuing to browse the site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. OK More information