Carnota is a coastal municipality located in the southwest area of A Coruña (Galicia, Spain), belonging to the district of Muros. Its name could come from the preceltic voice carn (stone).

There are tumuli and forts that indicate that the area was settled since ancient times. In the Middle Ages it belonged to the Counts of Trastamara and Lemos and was part of the former county of Cornatum. With the Great Irmandiña War of 1467 the fortresses disappeared. The place of the capital, Carnota, was born in the seventeenth century. In the nineteenth century was sacked by French troops in the War of Spanish Independence.

Monuments and places of interest:

  • In Carnota is one of the largest “Hórreos” granaries in Spain, with almost 35 m in length, and therefore the world, since these constructions are original and unique to the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The largest one can be found in Líra, although it only exceeds it by a few centimeters and is in a worse state of conservation.
  • Its natural areas are of high interest: Monte Pindo, mouth of the Xallas river, beach and marshes of Carnota and the Lobeiras islands. The beach of Carnota has more than seven kilometers in length of sand and five of rocky beaches. A sand dune forms a small marsh inland that welcomes different waterfowl in winter.
  • Also noteworthy are its numerous and beautiful beaches, such as San Pedro (Pindo), Quilmas, Pedrullo, Corna Becerra, Area Blanca, Porto Negro, Caldebarcos, Boca do Rio, Carnota.

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