Places you can't miss in Rias altas

Places you can't miss in Rias Altas

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Are you thinking of going to the Rías Altas and you are not sure which are the most relevant places to visit? Pay attention to this list, which is detailed below.

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The Tower of Hercules (A Coruña)

The Tower of Hercules, in A Coruña, is a place steeped in history. It is nothing less than the oldest working lighthouse in the world. Built by the Roman architect Caio Servio Lupo in the 1st century, it was originally 41.5 meters high. At present, although it has undergone modifications, it is still active and can be seen at the entrance to the port of A Coruña.


If there is a town with history that is Betanzos, undoubtedly one of the historical capitals of Galicia. You cannot miss its historic center, visiting areas such as the square of Irmáns García Naveira, where the statue of Diana the Huntress stands out, a reproduction of the sculpture that can be seen in the Louvre.

Without leaving Betanzos, there is the so-called Parque del Pasatiempos. Beautiful gardens with a neoclassical pavilion. In addition, as a curiosity, you will also be able to see a panel in which you can see the different hours of the

San Andrés de Teixido

Pazo de Mariñán

The Pazo de Mariñán is a historical site of great beauty, a historical place, which is part of the Camellias Route. It is a site that was built in the 15th century and was originally conceived as a fortified tower, but over time it became a residential pazo with a large garden.

It is currently owned by the public administration and is a reference point in the area. Enjoying its rose bushes, ivy, aucubas and others is possible in this beautiful location.

Playa de Doñinos

On the other hand, we find the so-called Plaza de Doñinos. Specifically, it is located between the mouth of the Ferrol estuary and Lavandeira point and is considered one of the wildest beaches in Galicia and Spain.

The area of Doniños is no less than two kilometers long and is a point where wetlands are deployed, as well as a lagoon that stands out for its high ecological value as a transit area for migratory birds and a place of residence for several aquatic species.

San Andrés de Teixido

San Andrés de Teixido is a point that has an extension of no less than 12 kilometers in the mountain range of A Capelada and that serves to separate Cedeira from this sanctuary. It is no less than the second most famous place of pilgrimage, only behind Santiago de Compostela. A unique opportunity to visit its church of 1758 and its village.

Cabo Ortegal

Cape Ortegal is the second northernmost point of the Iberian Peninsula, only surpassed by Estaca de Bares. It has imposing black granite rocks and three pinnacles. According to recent studies, the rocks that form part of this cape are no less than 1.16 billion years old. Without a doubt, a site worth seeing.

Cabo Ortegal is a cape located on the Spanish Atlantic coast, within the municipality of Cariño, in the province of La Coruña, autonomous community of Galicia.

From this cape to the Portuguese border stretches the most jagged coastline of the Spanish coastline, and, in turn, constitutes the western limit of the Bay of Biscay, according to the International Hydrographic Organization. It is the symbolic watershed mark between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea.

According to the International Hydrographic Organization and the National Geographic Institute, it is (contrary to popular custom) the symbolic watershed mark between the Atlantic Ocean and the Cantabrian Sea.

Rí­a de Ortigueira

Finally, the Ortigueira estuary is located in the northern part of the Iberian Peninsula, and is bordered by Cape Ortegal and Cape Estaca de Bares. It is an estuary with large sandy beaches, cliffs and virgin and wild beaches. Undoubtedly, a unique place to enjoy nature in all its splendor.

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