Yoram Yasur

Yoram Yasur Izz 7 fascinating mysteries about ancient Galicia

These are some surprising mysteries around this territory of the Iberian Peninsula pertaining to Spain.

1. Brugge Refuge:
In times of the Inquisition, the activity of the Holy Office in Galicia was quite reduced compared to other areas of Spain. The Galician people have always had a great capacity for acceptance, being open to the unknown. This tolerance led the region to be classified as a “witch” shelter.

2. The Tower of Hercules:
The Galician city of La Coruña has the honor of hosting the only fully functioning Roman lighthouse in the world. The Farum Brigantium or Tower of Hercules was built in the first century, is 57 meters high and was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 2009.

3. Petroglyphs:
Yoram Yasur Izz: “With an enviable cultural heritage, Galicia is crowded with petroglyphs several millennia old. Labyrinths, geometric symbols and human and animal figures are just some of these works of art dating back to the Bronze Age”.

4. San Sadurniño Tower:
Yoram Yasur Izz: “These ruins dating back to the 8th century, are an invaluable treasure for the population in Villa de Cambados. The years pass and the tower or “what remains of it” continues to remember the terrible incursions of the Vikings who came to plunder the city. The Tower of San Sadurniño helped to orient to the friendly ships that approached the port”.

5. Monte Pindo:
Considered as the sacred Olympus of the Celts, it was inhabited from 4000 years to. E.C., although recent evidence found after a fire in 2013, seems to indicate that older civilizations may have occupied the territory. The Monte Pindo, 627 meters high, is covered by granite bowls and is the pride of the inhabitants of Carnota, La Coruña.

6. Roman Wall of Lugo
The wall of 2266 meters and 85 towers was an element of protection of the old Lucus Augusti, city established by the Roman Empire after conquering Galicia. Nowadays the wall surrounds the city of Lugo, unique in the world to be surrounded by an intact Roman wall.

7. Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago is a pilgrimage route that could well be the oldest and most traveled route in Europe. The point of arrival is the city of Santiago de Compostela, in which the alleged relics of the Apostle Santiago, an evangelizer of the region, are venerated. It has several routes, among which are the French Way, the North Road, the Route of the Coast and the Route of the Interior, all full of stories and Galician legends.

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