Illa A Toxa

Rías Baixas

Approaching O Grove town, you can cross the bridge for a look around Illa A Toxa (Castilian: Isla La Toja), a manicured island with a golf course, thermal springs, expensive holiday homes, a trio of upmarket hotels and the Capilla de las Conchas, a chapel completely plastered with scallop shells.

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1. Lonja

1.13 MILES

You can watch the auction of the local fishing fleet's catch here on weekday afternoons – mariscos (shellfish, octopus, squid, etc) from 4 to 5pm and…

2. Acuario de O Grove

2.24 MILES

About 100 mostly Galician marine and freshwater species are showcased in this small aquarium at Punta Moreiras.

3. Museo Etnográfico e do Viño

2.65 MILES

Cambados' wine museum looks into not just the production and history of albariño wine but also the culture that goes with it.

4. Igrexa de Santa Mariña Dozo


This ruined 15th-century church is now roofless but still has its four semicircular roof arches intact, and is surrounded by a well-kept cemetery with…

5. Bodegas del Palacio de Fefiñanes

2.84 MILES

This small establishment, one of two wineries in the handsome, 17th-century Pazo de Fefiñáns, produces some quality, garlanded albariño wines that you can…

6. Gil Armada

2.86 MILES

The handsome 17th-century Pazo de Fefiñáns steals the show on visits to the small, family-run winery that's housed in it. The basic one-hour tour (€7)…

7. Praia A Lanzada

2.91 MILES

Dune-backed Praia A Lanzada sweeps a spectacular 2.3km along the isthmus leading to O Grove. It's Galicia's most splendid stretch of sand, and enticingly…

8. Martín Códax

3.65 MILES

Galicia’s best-known winery, a large, modern, cooperative operation 2.5km east of Cambados, offers tastings and a variety of tours. It's essential to call…