24 Hours in Oia On The Portuguese Camino De Santiago

Oia is a sea-facing town between Baiona and A Guarda, where the coastline stands firm against the force of the ocean. This spectacular sight can be seen from the mountains, where wild horses graze freely.

Oia is a small stopping place on the Portuguese Coastal Camino de Santiago which boasts the 12th-century Romanesque Monastery of Santa María la Real. The Monastery also has a baroque façade built in the 18th century, during one of a series of alterations. This building has been declared a National Monument.

While Oia faced the sea, a fishing industry did not develop. Instead, cultivated land occupies very specific areas, with a clear predominance of maize over any other type of produce. Horses run loose on the hillsides of the beautiful mountain of A Groba, where the finest examples of Galician thoroughbreds are born. Some petroglyphs prove the presence of horses on this mountain as far back as 5,000 years ago.

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