Horreos, pazos and cruceiros
No two hórreos are alike: if you look at the one in Carnota, those in Combarro, or those from Piornedo, you will see how they vary. These constructions, aimed at protecting crops, were raised on pillars that support airy chambers made of wood or stone.
Common in rural areas, pazos, these stately homes of noble families were built from stone between the 17th and 19th centuries. They are always surrounded by breathtaking gardens where flora —such as camellia, for example— from all of the world's continents can be found.
The pazos located in Mariñán, Oca, Santa Cruz de Ribadulla and Fefiñáns are just some of the majestic examples of what can be found throughout the region.
It is impossible to travel through Galicia without encountering dozens of cruceiros: we have some 12,000 Cruceiros, an expression of popular religious worship, are stone crosses constructed on roadways or near churches or cemeteries to protect travellers.
Be sure to visit the one in Melide, which dates back to the 14th century, or the one in O Hío, a stunning cross from the 19th century that depicts various biblical scenes.