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DID YOU KNOW… that the Cálago Tower are the remains of a monastery of the 9th century?
Legend has it that this tower served to signal the ships in case of invader ship attacks, in order to defend the Galicias coast.
The only preserved part of the Saint Cipriano of Cálogo Monastery is the tower, founded by Saint Fructuosus of Braga in the 8th century.
The Romanesque monastery was demolished by Norman attacks in the 9th and 10th centuries. The only remained part is the bell tower.
The spiritual variant of the Portuguese Path is the Traslatio or The Sea Path which passes in front of the tower. This path takes the pilgrims by boat from Vilanova de Arousa to Pontecesures.
This path commemorates the Traslatio of the Apostol’s body. His remains were guarded by the monks of this monastery during a stop on the way to Compostela.