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The Pindo Mount

The Pindo Mount

A must see in Carnota, the Pindo Mount rises from the sea like a giant of 642 meters of height. Granitic shape, full of mystery, site of countless myths that tell us about treasures, queens, owls and witches. It is also said that in the Pindo Mount the Galician Celtics worshiped the sun, making it their Olympus, and there are a lot of references in the Galician literature, helping to establish its mythical character.

The popular tradition argues that in the Pindo Mount rest the remains of Lupa´s queen along with a priceless treasure many times hunted for.

Erosion work turns this site in a showy set of strange zoomorphic and anthropomorphous shapes that the popular imagination attributed often to supernatural forces.

It will be enough taking a look around us to surprise ourselves observing rocks which become giants, warriors, turtles, eagles and many other creatures that our imagination desires.

The Pindo Mount

There were many republicans outlaws which during the difficult year of Civil war, seek shelter in this mount, taking advantage of the terrain to hide themselves.

Walking around these landscape we can find examples of dwarf oak (Quercuslusitánica), a small shrub which rarely exceed a meter and a half tall, with tendency to grown up horizontally.This vegetation learned to coexist with the oaks, pine trees and laurels although is very rare.

The Pindo Mount, an unmatch site for hiking, where the possibilities are endless.

There are several trails of geological, ethnographic and botanical interest.