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Granite carvings have helped configure out ethnography, both as something that peasants as well as sailors would do. Canteiros, or stoneworkers, have been working for centuries with the stone that they have used to build the thousands of cruceiros that keep watch over the roadways, the ashlars of the heavy-duty walls of the most noble pazos and the hórreos where the most prized crops were stored.
The Cíes islands lie midway between the Vigo ria and the sunset. Sailing towards the sunset islands is one of the greatest adventures the Galician coast can offer. The maximum recognition as a Foreshore National Park granted to the Illas Atlanticas de Galicia, which comprises four archipelagos, Cíes, Ons, Sálvora and Cortegada, guarantees the preservation and the improvement of these highly exclusive but fragile ecosystems in the 21st century.
The Way to Santiago has been, and continues to be, without doubt, the oldest, most covered and most celebrated route of the old continent. Jerusalem and Rome were, for centuries, the two poles of attraction for the European pilgrims and travellers, but neither of them had an established route to get there. Santiago has also shared with them the appeal of walkers and wanderers of all the times but has also created a route, a Road.