Area en km²: 66,4
Parishes: : Lariño (San Martiño), Lira (Santa María), O Pindo (San Clemente),
San Mamede de Carnota (San Mamede), Santa Comba de Carnota (Santa Comba).
Carnota village is opened to the sea between the mouth of Xallas river and Punta
Lens, over an area of 66.4 km² that comprises five parishes.
With regard to relief, the northern sector extends from Punta Caldebarcos, where
the so-called Costa da Cabra begins, stony and regular high, up to O Pindo, where
it falls sharply to the sea in one of the most amazing landscapes of the Galician
coast, although partially destroyed by the Xallas hydroelectric power station.
Carnota estuary is to the south, where you can see interesting, sandy formations
and the wide beach that make Carnota’s largest one in Galicia. In the hinterland,the
highest peak is Adraño and the sights from the rocky natural amphitheater are excellent.
The main watercourse is Xallas river, which falls to the sea through a natural break,
the result of a tectonic drop. However it can not be seen today due to a hydraulic
exploitation of the place that did not take into account the landscape and scientific
value of the are. This caused a serious deterioration, which eliminated what could
have been a major tourist resort.
How to Arrive
From A Coruña:C-552 or A-55 to Carballo, up to Cee and linking then C-550
From Santiago:C-543 up to Noia and taking then C-550 (75 km).
What to see
- Hórreo y palomar de Carnota
- Iglesia de Santa Comba de Carnota
- Iglesia de San Mamede de Carnota
- Iglesia de Santa Maria de Lira
- Playa de Carnota
- Molino de viento de Lariño
- Hórreo y palomar de Lira
- Faros de Ínsua y de Lariño
- Senda verde de Carnota