We propose a selection of places that have a magical atmosphere and are unique because of a location, a historical process or legends that make them magical. Places that remain hidden but once the story has been transferred, it turns the visit into a unique experience.
Places that are not the best known but that have a series of attributes that call the attention of visitors.
The equinox in the Chapel of San Miguel de Celanova.
The oratory has a perfect orientation to capture the light of the rising sun during the spring and autumn equinoxes. When the first rays of light appear from Mount St. Cibrao they enter from the east side of the chapel leaving the west side, leaving the visual effect of a six peaked sphere. A unique spectacle that happens twice a year.
San Pedro da Mezquita Church
A temple that was “built by the devil in one night”. Another curious and unique fact in Galicia is the arrangement of the Agnus Dei where the lamb looks north.
Couto Mixto and Camino Privilexiado
The Camino Privilexiado was a commercial route of about 6 kilometers that linked the three towns of Couto with the Portuguese town of Tourem.
It was a free trade route, in which no security force (neither Spanish nor Portuguese) could intervene with the goods.
Casa da Escusalla
Remains of an enigmatic and impressive mansion whose origin is uncertain and on which multiple legends weigh. It is said that the practice of witchcraft and torture was common in this place and that it is inhabited by ghosts.
A mountain with many legends, within the Leboreiro mountain range, is perfectly identified by the cross that is on top of an immense granite mass where one of the largest concentrations of funeral monuments of Roman origin is registered.
O Castelo da Pica
Granitic stones that erosion has shaped into capricious shapes suggesting multiple forms.
Village of Salgueiro
Abandoned village of Salgueiro partially reconstructed in the heart of the Xurés. Village of carbonariums that could be the headquarters of a secret society called A Carbonaria, with certain similarities to Freemasonry.