“Knowing” is a section dedicated to knowledge, i.e. how to make things. Here we talk about booming industrial tourism which turns out to be especially attractive if it is able to tell a story apart from showing the how of things.

The mining San Finx museum in Lousame is one of the best industrial tourism products of Galicia. Its history, especially the part of it related to the wolfram fever, can arouse interest of all the visitors.

You will show the same kind of interest when you get to know how the work of shellfish-gathering is carried out in Muros or when you visit the Muiño Cachón tide mill in the same town.

The Museo do Mar de Noia will take your breath away as it gathers in a small place stories that could not be told even in a thousand lives. Museo Marea de Porto do Son, on the other hand, shows us the sea from a more human point of view.

In the hydroelectric power plant you will see the production of that kind of energy.

In Esteiro (Muros) a canning company from the Calvo group works in a traditional way with our extraordinary sea products. In the meantime, within a walking distance, another company is taking its first steps to produce Oreja de Mar (haliotis) in an innovative manner. In a nutshell, what we offer is knowledge and entertainment.

Hydroelectric plant of Tambre, Noia

This magnificent building ensemble was designed in 1924 by the prestigious architect Antonio Palacios—the greatest exponent of the modernist movement in Galicia—to house the facilities of a hydroelectric […]

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Tide mill of Muiño Cachón, Muros

The tide mill of Pozo Cachón located at the town entrance greets us on our visit to Muros. The tide mill is a beautiful 19th-century construction built on the waters of the estuary itself, thus making an intelligent use […]

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Museum Mar de Noia

Although the external building seems to house a little museum, it is actually an extraordinary marine and fishermen’s ensemble of priceless value and wealth. Its numerous activities(meetings, talks, visits …), […]

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Museum Marea

The museum Marea in Porto do Son could be a new, more modern version of some of the museums dedicated to the sea that can be found in different Galician cities. However, this Museum Marea has a peculiarity: it is […]

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Museum Sel

As it has happened to many other factories in Galicia, this building, which was formerly a salting factory, became a canning factory in 1894; a process carried out by the Cantabrian Timoteo de Sel and his wife […]

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Esteiro canning factory

Grupo Calvo is a food company with central offices in Carballo, from where it has undergone a major international expansion, thus growing to become a role model among Spanish food producers […]

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Abalone mussels

At the entrance of Muros, in particular in the parish of Tal, we find a great future investment: Galician Marine Aquaculture, which has great facilities dedicated to the production of Abalone Mussels. On top of all the […]

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The mild climate and the beautiful hilly settings by the sea seemed to have been the perfect environment for the artistic creativity of our prehistoric ancestors. These petroglyphs are stone carvings made on granite  […]

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Mines of San Finx

The representation of a mining town with museum spaces and a great respect for personal history have created an unique place in Galicia that will allow you to travel in time throughout the mining history, […]

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Castro de Baroña

We will have to suspect that our ancestors always had a remarkable attraction for landscapes, otherwise we would not understand why they chose such beautiful locations to build their villages. Castro de Baroña […]

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