[:es]Patrimonio Cultural en la ruta Muros, Vila de Auga e Sal.[:en]Cultural heritage in the Muros town of water and salt tour[:gl]Patrimonio Cultural na ruta Muros, Vila de Auga e Sal.[:]


The old town centre of Muros

The seafaring soul.

The old town hugs the harbour. It is one of the best-preserved fishing villages on the Galician coast. From the harbour we see the long facade of galleries and arcades: the beach used to go right up to them. The Curro da Praza (Pound Square), overlooked by the Town Hall, is the meeting place, and a good starting point for getting to the higher areas. The traveller will have already spotted that, from the waterfront, narrow alleyways lead inside the town.
The long lane called Axesta and then Real runs parallel to the waterfront, little squares, fountains and ‘cruceiros’ (stone crosses) emerging with every step; also churches and chapels, with the former Collegiate Church of St Mary in the Field overseeing the town.
Of the old castle which defended Muros from the Middle Ages to the French invasion, only some remains of the town wall can still be seen; more characteristic are the mariners’ dwellings, looking out to sea, and the modernist buildings, testifying to Muros’s growth through fishing-related industries.
The old town centre of Muros has been a listed Historic Site since 1970.