A Guarda

A Guarda: Vantage point at different times

Welcome to Galicia! You have entered into a small fishing village located in the southern most part of the province of Pontevedra and naturally separated from Portugal by the Miño River.

The mountain of Santa Trega marks the charisma of the entire population, based on this height its people have grown, they have protected themselves and observed attacks in the distance.

Do not miss the Lobster Festival held in July and the “Festa Do Monte” party in August.


In the center of the town is the Church of Santa María and the Convent of San Benito

Visit Santa Trega

Walk trough the mouth of the River Miño

Museum of the Sea, located at the end of the promenade, where we can see marine pieces and a collection of shells from all the seas of the world.

Archaeological museum MASAT

Nearby places:

Mills of Folón and Picón, which is a set of 57 mills of the most important of the Peninsula. This hiking trail is located about 10 km from A Guarda.

Beach of O Muíño

Nearby QRs:

Estuary of the River Miño

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Tourism office (A Guarda)

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This population is known as the Capital of the Lobster and this prized seafood has its exaltation in one of its most important festivals.

In this villa is the Mount of Santa Trega with a height of more than 300 meters and from its top we will be surprised by the views we have towards the mouth of the Miño River, the beaches and the coast itself.

When we are at the top of the mountain, we can approach the Chapel of Santa Tecla, which is located in the highest part of this mountain and the Archaeological Museum, where important remains found in the excavations of the Castro de Santa Trega are shown in the Last hundred years Ascending this mountain we find the Castro de Santa Trega, where we can see the remains of a village of the most important of the Peninsula, dated in the first century BC (more information below).

It has a very important and large port, around which the town has grown. In the port area we find, for example, the Benedictine convent, transformed into a hotel. The old zone appears when climbing some stairs towards the Colón Street. We can also see sections of the medieval wall and the same time the Torre do Reloj.

The town center is also organized around the fishing port, reflecting the marine tradition of the town of A Guarda. On the descent to the port is the Plaza de Abastos that offers fresh and quality products during the mornings. At present, part of the economic support continues to be fishing and shellfishing of local products that have high quality.


Trega Mount:

We found a site considered as one of the most important examples of the Castilian-Roman culture of the peninsular Northwest, although only a part is excavated, it is known that it occupies about 20 hectares originating from the fourth century BC. Looking for this enclave as a natural watchtower, already in prehistoric times it was the objective of the military towns to locate a large town here, where they could live between 3000 and 5000 inhabitants.

The mountain has a Via Crucis as an example of religious tradition, the work of the sculptor Vicent Mengual.

The hermitage of Santa Tegra is located on the peak of San Francisco and is documented since the twelfth century, although renovated in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Visigoth graves have been unearthed in excavations at the site. In front of this hermitage is the San Francisco crossing, from the 16th century.

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