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In the mythical Cape Roncudo

Barnacles

Cape Roncudo has received that name because of violent waves´ hoarse sound. Lots of shipwrecks and drownings have happened here -most of them barnacle fishers- as the stone crosses recall.

In Cape Roncudo, intrepid men capture the barnacle in the cliffs, escaping from the giant waves that climb up to the Roncudo´s lighthouse. This valuable seafood is offered to the visitors in an important gastronomic party celebrated every summer in this Galician important harbour. The taverns of this typical seafaring village give rest and wine to old sea wolves like once was the Mourelle Admiral, explorer in the north Pacific for the Spanish Kingdom. The XVIII century´s Mourelle birthplace is one of several Corme noble houses.

Bergantinos´ Celtic traditions

Pedra da serpe

Corme´s lands remind the superficial Christianization of Galicia; In Gondomil, a cross was put on the Pedra da Serpe -identical of the Cape Hadrian one-, to turn pagan rites into Christian adoration. In front of the beautiful Ermida beach, in the Estrela isle, two cromlechs and Celtic settlement were once substituted by a Virgin´s chapel. Just in this island were buried unknown cadavers left by Roncudo´s sea.

In the same way, in Monte Faro´s Brantuas famous pilgrimage, people used to turn the church tiles in order to change the wind direction, as it is still performed in some of the Celtic countries. There is a magnificent view from the Monte Faro: Corme and its creek, Cape Nariga, and Brantuas´ valley.

The natural attractiveness of Corme´s rocky coast hides the unknown beaches of Ninons, Morro and Barda. Near the last one, there is a Castro (old Celtic settlement) inhabited by Mouros, fantastic Celtic mythology characters called Mauras in Ireland and Korrigans in Britanny. The natural attractiveness of Corme´s rocky coast hides the unknown beaches of Ninons, Morro and Barda. Near the last one, there is a Castro (old Celtic settlement) inhabited by Mouros, fantastic Celtic mythology characters called Mauras in Ireland and Korrigans in Britanny.

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