Route along Muxía

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The beaches of Espiñeirido and A Cruz welcome us when we arrive in Muxía. We walk along them and we are willing to visit this peninsula full of history and natural beauty.

 

Along the promenade we see the statue of the poet Gonzalo López Abente, who was one of the poets that better described the beauty of this area. All along the walk which goes by small streets, we can enjoy the typical and small white houses that form the urban center.

We arrive at the fishing port, which is the main economic engine of the area. In some of the “tascas”  (typical Galician bars), that we can see in that area, we can enjoy the delicious local gastronomy before going up to the Sanctuary of “Nosa Señora da Barca” . If the weather conditions are good, we will try to get there to enjoy the sunset. We leave towards A Barca, but we will take a route different from the one people usually takes. O Camiño dos Faros goes up by taking the path that runs along the “Campanario de Santa María” to get the MountCorpiño, to later, descend directly to the point.

Santa María´s church was built in the 12th century. It has only one nave with a wooden gabled roof  and it is divided in three parts with transverse pointed arches. It still has its Romanesque door and some interesting pointed elements. The apse is communicated by a big triumphal arch.

The façade has pointed archivolts. There was a relief that represents the Virgin and Jesus. Nowadays, you can see it inside the church where we can also see  Rosario´s chapel, which was built in the 15th century. It is rectangular and it is covered with a ribbed vault.

The bell tower doesn´t belong to the main building and it was built over the same rock. We use its stairs to ascend to Mount Corpiño.

When we reach the summit, we have another viewpoint overlooking Muxía and this Costa da Morte that provides us with so many things.

When we reach the summit, we have another viewpoint overlooking Muxía and this Costa da Morte that provides us with so many things.