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Castro de Borneiro and Dolmen de Dombate

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Castros and dolmens are ancient symbols that have shaped Galician identity and history. Therefore, I believe that if you are visiting the Costa da Morte, you should visit these megalithic monuments – two of the most important in Galicia and discover many interesting things about our past.

Visiting a castro is always somehow emotive because it transports us directly to the Celtic past, so important in Galician culture. I have always been struck by the geographical similarities that exist between areas as remote as Galicia, the French Brittany or Ireland.

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Roncudo’s barnacles: el percebe do Roncudo , Costa da Morte

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It is said that the barnacles that grow at Cabo Roncudo near Corme are the best in the world. This is so due to the natural conditions in which they grow: temperature, salt levels, position of the rocks against the waves and levels of sunshine. Besides this, since the 80s there have been plans in this area, in order to assure that this resource is used in a sustainable way and this has also contributed to increase their quality. I am not sure if those plan have always been respected, but at least in the last few years it seems so.

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Refugio de Verdes

This might be the worst kept secret of the area. It’s a natural area, located on the bankside of river Anllóns, in an area of small islands and water jumps. Decades ago, the power of water was used to move flour mills and fullers. Some of these mills have been restored and can now be visited.

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Malpica de Bergantiños

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I have to admit it, if we talk about Malpica de Bergantiños it is either black or white: you will either love it or hate it. For me, there is no doubt, I love it and it is hard for me to understand those who don’t like it. That’s why, after talking about it for so long, I have come to the conclusion that the only option is to come and see for yourself.

But I love it..

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