Cropus Christi Flower Rugs in Cangas
Yesterday was the Fiestas del Corpus Christi in the small quaint fishing village of Cangas do Morrazo.
Some of the important sites to see in this town is the sixteenth-century collegiate church of Santiago de Cangas: with a well-proportioned Renaissance façade and interesting Baroque altarpieces inside. It contains the so-called Cristo Vello or Old Christ, an apparently miraculous carving that survived a fire in 1617, when Turkish pirates attacked the town.
The Arco Square, once the gateway into the town, is an interesting location thanks to the unique style of its buildings and its history, as it once contained a small Jewish quarter. Nearby is Real Street, an interesting area with a large number of noble houses with coats of arms dating from the eighteenth century, with other wealthy homes in granite with galleries on their façades dating from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
The magnificent town beach of Rodeira is also well worth a visit, with a charming seafront promenade perfect for strolling.
The most characteristic and traditional feature of Cangas is the ancient heart of its historic centre, the Eirado do Costal, full of steep, winding streets that conceal numerous beautiful houses with patios, once fishermen homes, alongside other types of village houses and others with overhanging attics or with shared walls. One curious feature is the presence of a hórreo or granary, built on top of a wall. Also well worth a visit is the Síngulis Square, watched over by a majestic Baroque cruceiro or roadside cross, with a splendid group of houses with patios in well-preserved, traditional surroundings that seem to take us back to a bygone age.
We took a walk around to see all the beautiful flower rugs. Was a perfect sunny Sunday so I took some photos while we walked around the village…
We offer tours to many small fishing village in Galicia. Here is a tour from Vigo that visits Cangas and the coast…
Catamaran ride on the Ria de Vigo and Nature Walk to Cabo Home
Duration: 1 Day (Duration: 08h00 approx.) | Region: Galicia | Start City: Vigo
Description: This private walking tour has a mix of sea and land. We crossing over the bay of Vigo by ferry to the quaint village of Cangas for a walk around Man´s Cape visiting golden beaches and lighthouses more…
Here for all the tours we offer in Galicia… https://www.eatourspecialist.com/en/spain/galicia-region-tours