What you should know about Playa de las Catedrales

What you should know about Playa de las Catedrales.

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If you go to Ribadeo you can not miss one of its landmarks: Playa de las Catedrales. Then we bring you all you should know about this unique beauty site

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Where is Playa de las Catedrales

Thus, Playa de las Catedrales is the way in which the so-called Aguas Santas beach is also knownlocated on the coast of the province of Lugo and about ten kilometers west of the town of Ribadeo. It is considered a natural monument by the Ministry of the Environment Galicia.

Characteristics of the Playa de las Catedrales

If for anything the Playa de las Catedrales is characterized by having arches and caves of great beauty that can be enjoyed by people who are at the foot of the beach during low tide.

At high tide, you can enjoy a beach of fine sand and it is perfect for bathing.

If you are looking to enjoy this beach, it is advisable to book a guided tour in advance to save the relevant square.



What to see near Playa de las Catedrales

What to see near Play de las Catedrales

If you go to the Playa de las Catedrales area and wonder what else you can see in this area, pay attention.


La Playa de las Catedrales is located in Ribadeo, a place you can meet if you go there. Without going any further, the town of Ribadeo is 11 kilometers east of the Playa de las Catedrales. It stands out for being a medieval town full of history that is worth knowing. Its history begins back in the times of Fernando III the Saint of Castile which grants it a Puebla charter full of privileges especially of commercial type. For a long time in fact the port of this town was considered the third most important of Galicia since it connected the north coast of the Kingdom with the ports of the Baltic Sea and Germany .

Do not miss the opportunity to see the neoclassical palace of Ibáñez, the tower of the Moreno, the Convent of Santa Clara and the Church of Santa María del Campo. Also noteworthy are buildings such as the 12th-century Atalaya Chapel. Of course, it is worth going to one of the viewpoints in the area to get an unbeatable view of the Playa de las Catedrales.


Foz is a municipality near Playa de las Catedrales, located 15 kilometers to the west and is an area that stands out for its seafaring, religious and cultural tradition.

It is an ideal place to visit places such as the Basilica of San Martin de Mondoñedo, in the Fazouro fort located on the beach of Arealonga, among others.


Rinlo is a traditional village, also known as San Pedro de Rinlo and located only about 6 kilometers from the Playa de las Catedrales. It is a place where traditional seafaring houses stand out.

It is a place that stands out for its excellent gastronomy, highlighting the products of the sea and for dishes such as rice with lobster. In addition, if you visit the area in July or August you will be able to know firsthand the so-called festival of the barnacle that is celebrated and that will allow you to taste this delicious product in all its essence.

As you can see, go to the Praia of As Catedrais and its surrounding areas, will be an experience A visit you cannot fail to make.