Meeting Mugardos

Between the most outstanding archeological remains of Mugardos they find the vestiges of the Latin presence, which it confirms in the bed of Noville, joins Roman villa of the 3rd century.

To Roman villa of Noville is situated deep down of a small inlet, next to the sea, very near O Seixo. Tén plants in the form of U and it presents a courtyard open to the sea of waters canalization. They also found remains of a primitive system of heating in the villa.

Other interesting vestiges|traces (of the 15th centuries and 18th) are the ones constituted by the way of Calzada, in the place of Redonda. It is about a sett paving way for carts in the service of the monastery of Montefaro, which Mugardos depended on legally in that period.

Another interesting place to visit we find it in Casa da Serea or of the Alcalde Mariño de la Barrera, situated in the port, built in the 16th century and remodeled in the XVIII; this construction still preserves the heraldic shield of the Mariño with the characteristic siren of which, according to this family, all its members go down.

There were other constructions of the 18th century but of them only ruinous remains and shields in the façades, as it´s  the case of the Pazo de Novás or the Pazo de Rega, in Boado remain.

They subtract, but exists abundant examples of aristocratic houses built in the 19th centuries and XX. In the port finds the Casa de Dans Arrabal, with seen stone and the galleries typical of the seafaring houses. The Casa de Cudilleiro, which presents in the façade a mosaic of crystals framed by fine wooden bars.

In the full urbán center of Mugardos we find also the Gelpi´s House, of eclectic style of 1910, rectangular plant with numerous decorative elements in the galleries. At present it´s integrated in the Consistorial House, receiving the Room of Plenary Sessions between other dependences and the garden.

In the seafaring villa of O Seixo (cradle of the pilot Xosé Piñeiro, acrobat pilot|pilot light and first Galician that soared the airs in a device pilot) we have two nice examples of seafaring construccións:

  1. The house of Bello Piñeiro, landscape painter, singular figure of the Galician art of the 19th century, that the Sociedade de Amigos da Paisaxe Galega founded; and precisely in the Avenue Pintor Bello Piñeiro)

  2. In the same jetty, an example of seafaring traditional construction of ends of the XIX, with the showy typical colors, is preserved.

A good number of risen indianas construccións are also found when some of the many emigrants of ends of the 19th century and beginnings of the XX, did fortune and promoted initiatives that helped improve the conditions of life of their compatriots. It is the case of the Casino Progreso, of Franza, of modernistic style, or the Grupo Escolar Francisco Vizoso, at scarce meters of the previous one. This Grupo Escolar now is the Centro Municipal de Formación where formative courses, among other activities, are organized.

At the same time, the emigrants in Havana founded on 1921 the Institución Escolar Franza y Seijo. It also sends the Chalet de Espasante in the center of O Seixo with its cover to eight waters, as alpine chalet.