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What to see what to do

The privileged situation of Casa de Roque allows you to enjoy all Galicia´s advantages: tranquillity surrounded by nature, proximity to the sea to enjoy wonderful beaches. Only one kilometre from a small town, with all the services; less than half hour away from Santiago de Compostela and few minutes from historic towns and villages and incredible landscapes.

Options for all tastes:

On foot:

Walks on paths surrounded by grasslands and forest, along streams and rivers, with restored mills and medieval bridges, parks and playgrounds.

On horseback:

Rides for adults and children from 7 years old, it’s not necessary to be an expert in horseback riding because the young couple that runs  the  equestrian facility - Estivada Equestre, 200 meters from Casa de Roque- are experts in arranging routes adapted to different abilities. Even if it’s your first time you can enjoy a lovely ride through the woods and the river bank.

Adventure turism:

If you like adventure and out of the ordinary experiences you won’t be disappointed:

Bungee jumping

Secret places:

Galicia is full of places that are not mentioned in traveling guides; dare to discover magic places, where water and forest are usually the main characters. Less than ten minutes by car: Capela and Fervenza of Santa Leocadia. Portomouro: a mill transformed into a restaurant, a terrace on the river.
Ponte Nafonso: just twelve minutes away, you will be amazed with the 20 stone arches medieval bridge that joins the councils of Noia and Outes, walk through the gardens of Pazo do Tambre, at the very mouth of the river Tambre.

 To the beach:actividad04

The closest beach from the house is seven minutes by car, ideal for children, park the car at the foot of the beach, and you have a couple of bars for ice creams or tapas and also a wood area ideal for picnics, a small playground and a beautiful walk along the cliff, beautiful even if it’s not a beach day.
Do not just stop here,there are many beaches to explore at every bend of the coast, until Fisterra the road runs along the Ocean, so you can enjoy a wonderful landscape while on the road.
Don't forget to stop in Carnota’s beach, this 7 km stretch of beach makes it the longest in Galicia, its numerous bends will allow you to enjoy a  different beach every time. If you want tranquillity, go to Boca de Rio and delight yourself with its dunes and lagoons.
Carnota is 35 minutes from Casa de Roque if you take the road through the mountains which will also give you the opportunity to contemplate one of the most wonderful landscapes in the Galician coast, ideal for taking pictures from allocated viewpoints.

To the port:

In the boundary of Outes you will find the beautiful port of O Freixo, with an important shellfish production. Eating oysters, clams or cockle freshly dug from the sea is a luxury that you will be able to allow yourself to enjoy in any of the wonderful taverns along the port, and with unbeatable prices! If you fancy going for a boat ride to the mussel farms or to see the arrival of the fishing vessels in the evening you can go to Muros, further down the road.

Towns and picturesque villages:

actividad06The medieval town of  Noia is just a few minutes away, a stroll through its winding streets and arches, wandering around its squares and churches will transport you to olden times. Noia still has a traditional street market on Thursdays and Sundays packet with colourful stalls, ideal for wandering around and a bit of shopping. You should not miss the town hall building, with its interior cloister, located in the Alameda park; San Francisco's convent, the church of Santa María a Nova, which houses a collection of tomb stones nor the emblematic San Martiño´s church in plaza do Tapal.
Noia is also well known for its delicious empanadas that are backed in its countless taverns and bars and usually offered for free with each drink.

Muros: Galician´s best preserved fishing town, with narrow granite streets, a sea front , fishing port, shellfish farms, arches that house small bars and restaurants, numerous churches and charming plazas, archaeological sites. Muros is half hour away through country roads, with impressive views of the town from above, or 40 minutes away along the coastal road.

Archaeological and cultural tourism:

Galicia has a rich and exceptional archaeological heritage ,though much to be discovered, you can still have an insight on how our Celtic ancestors lived from countless Castros, most of them have been excavated and are actividad03open to the public. Close to Casa de Roque you will find Galicia's most well known celtic settelment, for its impressive location; Castro de Baroña is half an hour away from casa Roque. This route will as well allow you to admire numerous untouched beaches.  And also multitude petroglyphs in Porto do Son, megalithic coffins in the exceptional Serra do Barbanza,  Ribeira; or Dolmen of Axeitos; All very close to  Castro de Baroña,

Another possible route will be to visit Dolmen of Dombate, which includes a replica open to visitors; In Cabana de Bergantiños.  and castro of Borneiro, near Dombate.

In Muros you can immerse yourself in the enigmatic rock engravings da Cova da Bruxa e A Laxe das Rodas

actividades07Nature paradises:

Galicia is a landscape in itself, often described as the green Spain, we, Galicians, are very proud of our land and we often say “How beautiful it is and how little do we cherish it” wherever you look you will be amused by the green meadows ,woods and rivers, water overflowing in each river bend, blue sea and waterfalls! Some parts are considered of special interest and are protected for its outstanding beauty, natural spaces or cultural interest; within these spaces of nature we recomend two very close to Casa de Roque. Monte and Lagoa de Louro, close to Muros.

Monte Pindo, the sacred mountain named in Galicia's hymn, with an impressive view of the Ensenada do Ézaro, where you can also enjoy the only waterfall in Europe that leads directly to the sea.
The natural park of the dunes and lagoons of Corrubedo is not in the Natura 2000 network, but well worth a visit, only few kilometres from the Castro of Barona this dune complex hides two lagoons fed by the sea that hits its beautiful beach.


actividad05To the city: Santiago de Compostela is located less than half an hour away, enjoy strolling through the historic quarter, vino and tapas in its countless bars and lounging in its numerous parks. A Coruña, only an hour away, follow the promenade from Monte de San Pedro and stopping at its most emblematic monuments before strolling through the narrow alleyways that come out of the impressive Plaza de María Pita.
Pontevedra, about one hour from Santiago by motorway, a city carefully restored, which has boosted its numerous plazas with a very good nightlife on its terraces.