This whole coast is rich in lighthouses of great interest for its architecture and landscaped enclaves where they are situated; the most representative is the Cape Vilano, which has the distinction of being the first lighthouse in Spain that worked with electricity. Is at an environment of great beauty and currently works as an “INTERPRETATION CENTER OF WRECKS, LIGHTHOUSES AND MARITIME SIGNALS OF COSTA DA MORTE”
Laxe has a quiet beach of 2 km long in the center of the town and surrounded by a boardwalk. It is an elegant and historic town that has always been a great tourist destination, becoming in the summer in a lively and charming village. In it fish market you can buy all kinds of seafood.
In this itinerary through this village full of history, we will walk through the fishing port and the beach, visiting the noble houses and the church of Santa Maria de la Atalaia, and ending in the chapel of Santa Rosa, in the top of the mountain Cornaceiras which will have a wide view of the town and the sea loch.
For a couple of kilometers before entering Laxe, the view from the road is awesome, especially at dusk when the sun is getting behind the port. In the beginning of the village, in the intersection turn right, that takes us to the beach and the harbor.
hurch of Santa Maria de la Atalaya Built in the late XIV noted for its historical and artistic value. Is a clear example of the marine gothic architecture that appears in many churches of the Galician coast, of this constructive time some sculptures are preserved.
From a single nave with square apse, its facade is decorated with images of the Virgin.
Inside the church several tombs of the thirteenth century of Moscoso who ruled these lands after the Traba´s Lords. The baroque altarpiece on the high altar was destroyed by lightning in 1955, exposing the unique stone altarpiece.
Lighthouse of Laxe From the Lighthouse of Laxe you can contemplate a beautiful view of the mouth of the estuary and of Corme´s town.
The Lighthouse of Laxe is a good example of civil architecture. It is a building of 11 meters high, is located in the peak of Ínsua in Cape Laxe, on a promontory of approximately 50 meters.
It is a beautiful and natural space.
This route is developed along the coast towards Laxe and Camariñas. The natural beauty of the beaches of Soesto and Traba meets with the history of the nobility who dominated these lands in the Middle Ages and the legend that speaks of sunken cities.
We left Laxe and go towards Camariñas by the coast road. A few kilometers we reached the beach of Soesto, located at the back of the village of Laxe.
This beach is open to the sea and usually windy, is the place chosen by many surfers to practice their favorite sport.
Although the views are spectacular, we shouldn’t stop focusing on the road.
The church of St. Mary is a Romanesque edification of the XII century although only retains from that time a Roman altar and a cross inscribed on the lintel of one of the covers with the date of 1162.
Full of history and legends, it was plundered several times by the pirates who sailed these coasts, in addition to being residence of King Alfonso IX and the queen Doña Berenguela. Of a single nave and rectangular apse, on the cover is the pointed arch of the XV century.
This natural space formed by the beach and lagoons of Traba is full of beauty and legend, a legend that says that the town of Valverde is buried by divine punishment under its waters.
Close to the beach, climb the Monte Castelo where we will be surprised with the forms of the large rocks eroded by water and wind, also objects of many legends.
It is said that the Aras Sextianas of the Romans could be located. From the top, we can see a great view of the estuaries and the shimmering sea.
Definitely, we recommend this set consists of the beach, lagoon and mountain as a great hiking path.
In the parish of Traba is the Church of Santiago de Traba.
Built in the late twelfth, their primitive Romanesque origin was replaced in successive reforms added the Baroque façade with Renaissance appearance which highlights its twisted columns.
On the cover, the figure of Christ Matamoros on which is placed a niche with the image of the Virgin in her Ascension, flanked by San Francisco, San Pedro and Adam and Eve. Inside we can see the interesting altarpiece. According to the legend, during the invasions of the English in the XVII century, a soldier tried to steal the golden chalice that became invisible. In its vicinity is celebrated the pilgrimage of the Miracles of Traba the last Sunday of August.
Built in the sixteenth century on an earlier one in which resided the King Alfonso IX, this manor located in the parish of Soesto retains the charm of the stone, with simple constructive elements and, at the same time, great. With the large blocks of masonry rises the rectangular building with two floors, except in the center where it has three, on which stand some great chimneys.
The simple facades of gallery and little decoration give it a look of stony nakedness just splashed with coat of arms of the Leis family. The whole is surrounded by a beautiful garden with plenty of hydrangeas and palm trees where the palomar is located.
Laxe has three magnificent beaches. In the center of town, Laxe beach has been awarded with the Blue Flag and has all amenities. Leaving the population at the back and in the open sea are Soesto and Traba.
Laxe´s beach is fully integrated into the town, occupying most of the southern coast of the estuary. It´s more than two kilometers of fine sand, and a wide range of services and it´s great promenade, make that beach earned the Blue Flag of the CE making it an ideal place to enjoy a family day beach.
The promenade runs from the beginning of the beach next to the harbor to the dune complex where existed an exploitation of kaolin which today retains some remains.
Soesto´s Beach Soesto is a quiet and family beach located on the back of the village of Laxe. It is in open sea and generally windy, is the place chosen by many surfers to practice their favorite sport.
Arnado´s Beach Small and sandy beach of isolated character and low number of visitors .
Traba´s Beach This natural space formed by the beach and lagoons of Traba is full of beauty and legend, a legend that says that the town of Valverde is buried by divine punishment under its waters.
The wide beach open to the sea of three kilometers long has a complex dune that separates it from the lagoon of great ecological value, because that becomes the ecosystem appropriate of many birds, such as herons, on their long migrations.