San Martiño de Mondoñedo, a Tiny Village in Galicia

11:30 pm October 7, 2014.

After a morning spent exploring the Playa de Catedrales we followed the coast a little further along, stopping in at a few more playas on the way.

The beach next to the Playa de las Catedrales had interesting rock formations as well.
The fantastic rock formations at the beach next to the Playa de las Catedrales near Ribadeo, SpainAnd a considerably more challenging set of stairs down to the beach.
Playa After Playa de CatedralesSeaside ‘ice plant’ in flower.
Seaside Ice Plant in Flower Driving inland slightly we stopped in at San Martiño de Mondoñedo, a little village with a historical church.
Sign in San Martín de Mondoñedo, Spain The church was locked up tight…The Door of the Church in San Martín de Mondoñedo …and the key hole exhaled a cold moldy breath.
The key hole exhaled a moldy breath A local saw us poking around and came running over. He told us that the church was closed for the season but there were still some things we could see.Our unofficial guide in San Martin de Mondoñedo He led us around the back through a field of mint and nettles to point out the ‘tres‘ something — probably the ‘3’ buttresses but my Spanish wasn’t quite up to translating his excited commentary.
Church with three buttresses in San Martiño de Mondoñedo, Galicia, Spain Once he abandoned us we explored the village a bit more. There was a crumbling grain ‘horrero‘…
Grain Horrero in San Martín de Mondoñedo, Spain…and crumbling buildings.
Door Number 4 in San Martiño de Mondoñedo The village cemetery was fascinating, so different from the cemeteries in Canada.
San Martin de Mondoñedo Cemetery Cross with yellow flowers in a cemetery in the small village of San Martin de Mondoñedo in Spain Even though the church we had gone to see had been closed, the drive and the village were both so charming that for the rest of our Spanish trip we often went on the search for tiny out-of-the-way places just like San Martiño.

From here it was back to the coast to Foz for a light tapa lunch followed by some lighthouse hopping, and finally a stop at the town of Viveiro with it famous shrine.
Map of our route from Ribadeo to Viveiro More on our October 2014 trip to Northern Spain.


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