Archaeological Walk in Allariz
This route takes us in two of the villages surrounding the town of Allariz: Santa Mariña de Augas Santas and Armea, mixing mysticism and history. In the first one, we visit several places full of legends about the life of the martyr Santa Mariña. These places include churches, fountains, crypts, etc.
Then, delve into the most ancient times in the history of the region, with spectacular places like the Castro of Armea or the Roman remains on Monte do Señorito.
The resources related to the martyr consist of a Romanesque church (XII and XIII centuries), where according to the tradition rests the body of Santa Marina, surrounded by a fountain and a well where it was beheaded. Then, the Romanesque Basilica of the Ascension, whose crypt links with the monument “Forno da Santa,” which along with “Pedra Formosa” are remnants of an ancient bath of the castrexo´s time. We arrive at the “Piocas da Santa”, a place that has traditionally miraculous waters for being where San Pedro refreshed Mariña of the warn of the oven.
After this itinerary, we arrive to Castro of Armea. We sense that this town have had a large number of houses. The dating of the fort seems to correspond to the IV or III centuries a. C., although it continued to be inhabited until the IV century, and deeply romanized. In it were found many material remains both castreños and Romans. Then, we will go to Monte do Señorito, where there are some architectural constructions like stairs and Roman walls, which were discovered by a local resident.
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