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Granaries

They are the elements for which Carnota is better known, and any visitor can stop to see and admire them. The Carnota and Lira´s granaries are the most representatives in the town, since even the first was recognized as National Monument and it is the largest in Galicia of Noia style.

Carnota´s granary

The Carnota´s granary was built in 1768 however it was in 1783 when it was expanded with 11 new pairs of feet. It has 34 meters in length and 1,90 meters wide.

Rectangular plant, closed chamber with horizontal slots which leaves between them ventilating openings. It has 22 pairs of feet.

In one of the sides three doors are opened to access the inside and it has pinnacles of baroque style which it ends in a seated cross in a ball.

The Lira´s granary was built between 1779 and 1814, it is high on a stone platform, in order to maintain level in the uneven terrain. Like the Carnota´s granary, it has 22 pairs of feet, but it is 36,53 meters long and 1,60 meters wide.

Of course, they are not the only ones found in the town, there are also smaller dimensions granaries, there are many surviving examples; in some cases they are grouped like the Lariño´s granaries (3 granaries almost the same with 3 pairs of feet), Caldebarcos´s granaries, the Quilmas´s, San Mamede, Louredo, A Rateira´s granaries, etc.