A few kilometers away, Padrón, a town founded by the Romans under the ancient name of Iria Flavia, is linked by the Jacobean tradition with the place where the boat carrying the remains of St. James the Apostle was moored.
The city also gave its name to a variety of small "Padrón" peppers that are eaten fried throughout Spain.
Every Sunday, Padrón is home to one of the most popular markets in Galicia, where there are plenty of market stalls.
Lovers of literature will enjoy a poetic tour since Padrón has a long literary tradition, from the medieval troubadour Macías o Namorado (XIII-XIV centuries), Juan Rodríguez de la Cámara o del Padrón (1390-1450), Rosalía De Castro (1837-1885) and Camilo José Cela (1916-2002).
Only 20 km away is the charming Santiago de Compostela, a multicultural city declared Heritage of Mankind by UNESCO, which is the destination for the "Camino de Santiago", also known by diffent English names like Way of St. James or The Camino. It is the name of any of the pilgrimage routes to the shrine of the apostle St. James the Great in the Cathedral, where tradition has it that the remains of the saint are buried.
The peninsula of Barbanza, famous for its dolmens, the natural park of the dunes of Corrubedo and the lagoons of Carregal and Vixán are easily accessible by car in 30 minutes, as well as the attractive beaches of the Rias Baixas.
In addition the Cíes Islands that belong to the Marine-Terrestrial National Park of the Atlantic Islands. The Atlantic Islands park includes Ons, Sálvora and Cortegada.