Route of the Galician Lighthouses in Ría de Muros Noia
The proposals of the largest route in Galicia
A circuit that, between Ribadeo and A Guarda, runs through all the lighthouses, ports, fish markets, seafood tourism activities, charming hotels and, of course, the best restaurants to taste the fish and seafood of our sea. A project of the Local Action Groups of the Galician Fishing Sector and its tourist brand MarGalaica.
In the Muros Noia estuary there are only two elements that deserve to be called lighthouses: Monte Louro and Rebordiño. This is due to the fact that navigation in the estuary has always been safe (unlike the neighbouring Costa da Morte) and its signalling is well defined in the north by the neighbouring Lariño lighthouse (Carnota) and in the south by the Corrubedo lighthouse (Ribeira). There are, however, a good number of other light signals: on the spit and breakwater of the port of Muros, on the Isla da Creba, on the outer breakwater and at both ends of the port of O Freixo, to the north and south of Noia and in Testal.
Let’s visit our two lighthouses, which we will talk about next, and take the opportunity to get to know everything that the route of the lighthouses offers us in this estuary, both unforgettable places and scenarios to take a selfie and, of course, restaurants where you can eat the products recommended by MarGalaica, many of them with the Km 0 label. For this, nothing like visiting their website: www.rutadosfaros.gal.
Faro de Rebordiño
Just 8 kilometres from the Monte Louro lighthouse is another onee, the Rebordiño lighthouse. It shares a similar height of just over 8 metres and an octagonal lantern. In this case the light clearly differentiates them, Rebordiño’s being red. The construction is also very different, the Monte Louro lighthouse has the tower centred on the building, while in Rebordiño it is attached to the side, which gives it a very curious appearance.
Faro Monte Louro
Located at Punta Queixal, the Monte Louro lighthouse is a sturdy 8-metre high construction. It is located at the mouth of the Muros Noia estuary, not at the top of the mountain, as we might expect, but on its slope, its octagonal lantern rising only 27.5 metres above sea level. It is the work of Celedonio de Uribe and was inaugurated in 1862. A visit to it is an obligatory part of a tour around the mythical mountain.