Malpica is a fishing town, apart from an exceptional landscape has a rich and exquisite cuisine, specializing, as in fish and seafood.
When we finish eating we can take a long, leisurely stroll through our historic and artistic heritage, with a strong presence of the works of Urban Lugrís, painter of our beautiful sea to reach the medieval towers, the Romanesque church of Mens.
It has eight white sandy beaches and a promenade where the Sisargas Islands are sighted, accompanying the sea and the sound of the wind.
The first news of the thirteenth century Malpica when listed as the place belonging to the manor of the archbishop of Compostela. In the fifteenth century, Sancho de Ulloa, Earl of Monterrei is wrest the archbishop Alonso II de Fonseca, to incorporate it into their domains.
If Buño born how piece of clay that revolves around the 'form' (Part around where the mud is modeled), Malpica was born and grew up throwing the sea.
Hoyo Cardinal refers to the early seventeenth century economic activity of the village centered, in collaboration with the Cantabrian and Basque sailors after they pay the fee prescribed by the archbishop of Compostela. Even today we find specimens of this fish in the beams supporting the roof of many mills hydraulic or same old houses of marine architecture, found in neighborhoods such as the Atalaia or Areal.
Because of its importance as a whaling port, Malpica hosted the Axudantía of Mariña until 1895, date on which it would move to Ponteceso and subsequently Corme.
On the ramp the old port of Malpica
Decayed the booming whaling, dangerous Cove Creek became risky sailors sailing boats fished with traditional arts now disappeared. The fisheries sector gained momentum after the appearance of canneries and salting; tarrafas now darted into the sea to catch sardines that fill the Tabales of Abella or Modesto Ordonez. In times of scarcity, best fishing grounds were sought in the estuary of Muros.
Currently, Malpica has a large fleet of boats fishing the fence and waiting every day job in port equipped with excellent infrastructure
Traditional malpicano port and singular office in Galicia is the presence of the boatmen, or sea taxi drivers, every afternoon in their boats transporting the sailors from the wall to the fishing boats.
Things to note:
- Wine Route in the village.
- Food rich in fish and seafood, along with a seasonal garden itself. It is usual to try dishes such as stew and grilled sardines and mackerel or taste the best barnacles, crabs and octopus Costa da Morte. For good value, you can choose to eat tapas to do it in a Michelin-starred restaurant (As Garzas in Barizo).
- The Olería (pottery) of Buño. You can visit the artisans making traditional and modern pieces and visit the Eco-museum of Forno do Forte.
- Walking through the interior and the coast.
- Water sports such as surfing, wind surfing, kayaking, snorkeling, spear fishing and sailing.
- Fairs traditional products in Malpica (Saturday morning), Buño (Saturday afternoon) and Carballo (Sunday).
- The feast: Feast of the Sea (third week of August), San Hadrián recognized pilgrimage of national interest (third week of June), San Julian (January 7) and Corpus Christi (approximately the second week of June) Carnival and Easter.
- Cures at Balneario de Carballo.
- Craft Lace Camariñas sticks.
- Pilgrim Road between Santiago and Finisterre. Both localities, which is visited by pilgrims, are an hour away.
You can visit:
The Romanesque church towers and Mens.
Eight beaches in the town
El Faro de Punta Nariga, designed by renowned architect Cesar Portela.
The fish market at the port and go to the fish auction every afternoon from Monday to Friday.
The hiking trails of the churches, manor houses and stone crosses.
The Paleolithic (Dolmen de Pedra da Arca and park meglitismo the Costa da Morte, Cabana).
The ethnographic Ardeleiro Mills.
The Sisargas Islands can be visited by renting a boat.
The cities of Santiago de Compostela (the Cathedral and the old city) and A Coruña (Promenade and the Tower of Hercules, World Heritage Monument).