Combarro & Pazo Capitana Winery
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Approximately 5 Hours
Travel to Combarro -- a small, picturesque fishing village that is internationally-recognized as an ethnographic monument due to its symbiosis between the land and the sea.
As you journey, your guide will tell you about the culture, history and monuments of the town. Upon arrival, you will discover them for yourself on a walking tour.
Combarro constitutes an unparalleled example of typical Galician architecture, with an Old Town area centered around the way of life of its early settlers -- sailors and farmers. Today, visitors can contemplate more than 30 stone hórreos that are aligned on a granite-like base, forming a sea wall surrounding the Old Town. These hórreos served as drying rooms for the fish caught locally and the grain harvest from the hinterland. The height of the buildings counteracts the humidity of the region, allowing for excellent drying conditions.
Deeply religious in nature, the people of this region embed crucifixes in their buildings, to protect them from the procession of souls that they believe haunt the dark Galician nights. Your guide can tell you more about this practice. Enjoy some free time to shop or relax.
Next, head to the Pazo Capitana Winery. Located at the town of Cambados, in a beautiful building dating back to the early 15th century and surrounded by vineyards, the cellars here produce excellent Albariño wines. Of particular note is a wine known as Espadeiro, and you are in the right place to taste it. At this particular winery, old and new techniques are seamlessly juxtaposed, with century-old wine presses operating alongside modern equipment. Learn a little about the wine and the winery, and people who work here, before you head back to the ship.