What is the ‘light of St Peter and St Mary’? Why is there a model ship at the altar? Who carved fish in the vaulting in the Collegiate Church? Why is there a series of ruined factories by the sea?
A guided tour through the streets and places that guard the history and identity of a town linked to the Bay.
We show you the tangible heritage that generations of Muros dwellers have treasured and, above all, we reveal to you the historical episodes, meanings and traditions that lurk beyond the visible.
0. Meeting point. Start of the guided tour.
1. St Mary in the Field, the old Collegiate church, a jewel of ‘Marine Gothic’. Reception centre Exhibition space.
2. Remains of the ancient medieval town wall of Muros.
3. St Joseph area. Spirituality and solidarity.
4. St Peter's Visitor Centre. An introduction to Muros's history and traditions.
5. Chapel of the Carmen and neighbourhood: in honour of the patron saint of sailors.
6. Market: the evolution of the fish pedlars.
7. Rua de Axesta: the medieval lane.
8. The Old Woman: a homage to the women of the sea, and the end of the tour.
9. Os Remedios: the 'cruceiros' (stone crosses) marking out the countryside.
10. Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Way: the tradition of votive offerings.
11. Beaches where shellfish are harvested. Life in the sand.
12. Pozo do Cachon (Waterfall Pool), the tide mill.