Forts, beaches, hermitages and a deeply-rooted fishing tradition are all waiting for you on your holidays in O Grove.
O Grove is an idyllic town located at the mouth of the Arosa estuary, in south-west Galicia. One of its most representative attractions is Fortaleza da Lanzada, a fortress built in 960. After several attacks and reconstructions throughout its history, it still conserves one of the towers and the hermitage, which was the church of the castle. Take the opportunity to stroll along A Lanzada beach that’s more than one and a quarter-miles long. Thanks to our cheap trips to O Grove, you can go surfing and diving there.
Keep your eyes peeled, as on one of the outposts looking over the sea, you’ll spot the hermitage of Nuestra Señora de la Lanzada. This simple late Romanesque-style temple stands out for its unique rosette and Baroque altarpiece. In spite of the years, the hermitage is in perfect condition, so be sure to visit it.
If you continue walking northward, you’ll end up coming to La Lonja de O Grove, the marketplace in the town’s port. This is a large building where fishermen sell the catch of the day. If you don’t want to miss the hustle and bustle of the selling and buying, we recommend you go early in the afternoon. What better way to make the most of our package deals to O Grove?
Another ideal plan is to climb Mount Siradella, the highest point in the area. After a pleasant hike, you’ll arrive at the A Siradella viewpoint, with spectacular views of the estuaries of Pontevedra and Arosa, as well as A Lanzada beach. Take the opportunity to bring some snacks and eat in the handy picnic area.
With such breathtaking views, you won't want to stay indoors too long, but Museo da Salga is well worth it. In this beautiful, open-plan warehouse, you’ll find a permanent ethnographic exhibition on the fishing disciplines and the seafaring history of the town.
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