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Ría de Cabana de Bergantiños - Raquel Couto Antelo/iStock

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Cabana de Bergantiños: Full of prehistoric and medieval remains

Cabana de Bergantiños is a town located in the province of A Coruña, in Galicia. Located at the bottom of the Corme y Laxe estuary, its original name was Cesullas, a parish where the village of Cabana is located. However, they modified it and established the name that it currently owns "Cabana de Bergantiños", stemming from the existence of cabanas in the area.

It is a coastal town located 300 meters above the sea, and made up of 10 parish entities: Anos, Borneiro, Canduas, Cesullas, Corcoesto, Cundíns, O Esto, Nantón, Riobó and A Silvarredonda. This coastal complex has a population of around 5,050 inhabitants, which extend over approximately 101 kilometers.

What to see in Cabana de Bergantiños? Heritage, monuments, etc.

Cabana de Bergantiños offers a wide heritage site to all visitors. The prehistoric and medieval vestiges stand out, in addition to all the natural value of the environment and the relief of its coast.

  • Costa da Morte. You can visit the incredible Costa da Morte. Declared a special conservation area, you can enjoy unusual landscapes.
  • Prehistoric dolmens. As for example the Dolmen de Dombate, considered the Galician megalithic cathedral. It is one of the best preserved megalithic monuments.
  • Paintings. In addition to being able to see megalithic monuments, inside you can see cave paintings. Examples of these paintings are found in the Dolmen de Dombate.
  • Church of San Martiño de Cánduas. It is a church built on the remains of the Benedictine monastery of San Martiño. The plant is made up of three naves, and the main facade is built with the doelas from the monastery's granary.
  • Church of San Esteban de Cesullas. It dates from the 17th century. It is a baroque temple that has the most decorated cruise in the municipality.
Dolmen de Dombate

Dolmen de Dombate

Cabana de Bergantiños Festivities: Dates and traditions

In the municipality of Cabana de Bergantiños you can enjoy the O Carme de Briño pilgrimage, held every July 18. At present, it is the best festival in the Borneiro parish, in honor of San Xoán. Also from the San Fins de Castro pilgrimage, known for its traditional Dried Cress, one of the most anticipated events during the festival. This pilgrimage is one of the most famous on the Costa da Morte, as it is an example of devotion and fun. El Berro Seco consists of repeating three times in a row the liberating cry directed by the parish priest of Cesullas, according to tradition, also used by the castreños of all the people of Cabanes. 

  • O Carme de Briño. July 18.
  • San Fins do Castro. First day of August.

How to get to Cabana de Bergantiños? Main connections

You can get to Cabana de Bergantiños by bus, train, taxi or car. If you want to do it by bus, you can choose the different companies that go to the municipality (Transporte de Galicia, Arriva and Monbus). If you prefer to do it by train, Renfe is an option. The closest train station to Cabana de Bergantiños is the A Coruña medium and long distance station, located 48.48 kilometers from the municipality. By road, you can access the municipality by the AP-9 and AG-55.

Cabana de Bergantiños and the Camino de Santiago

Following the Camino de Finisterre and Muxía, you will arrive at Cabana de Bergantiños. One of the most successful routes due to its beautiful itinerary along the coast. Once you arrive at the destination, the Cathedral of Santiago, the Way to FInisterre and Muxía is an excellent option if you still have time. It is the only route with origin in Santiago, where you will find places of great symbolism and Jacobean connections.

Distance from the Camino de Santiago from Cabana de Bergantiños

If you are traveling on the Camino de Santiago or are planning to do so soon, you should know that the distance separating Cabana de Bergantiños from Santiago de Compostela is 55 kilometers.


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