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Los Horreos are simply the refrigerators of the past. They were used (and sometimes still are!) for storing semi-perishables like potatoes, grains, meats, etc... They are up on stilts and have protective bases to keep vermin out.
Some have been refurbished with a more modern...More
These outdoor grain and produce stores can be found all over Galicia, but nowhere in such concentrated numbers as in this tiny seaside village where they seem to be next to every house and in every garden. They are very much one of the symbols...More
This is the best visit in Galicia and beyond. The little village is just magical, it looks as it is out of this time , couple centuries back.
I have never seen Los Horreos , but they are certainly contributinf to the charm of Combarro....More
If one cannot visit many Galician towns and cities, Combarro must not be missed.
"Horreos" (above-ground ventilated home granaries/silos in different sizes w a cross on top for protection of produce), "cruzeidos" (street intersection crucifixes w Mary facing the sea on the opposite side as...More
A paradise for photographers. A charming place to walk. Little shops draw one's attention with inexpensive souvenirs. Haven't tried the restaurants but they look promising. We spent there 3 hours from 7 pm admiring the tranquillity and beauty of this village and the bay.
Combarro is a city in Galicia, which is in the North Western part of Spain. Horreos were used many years ago to store grain after the harvest, for use during the winter months. The largest the horreo, the wealthier the owner. This part of Spain...More