Castillo de San Carlos
Castillo de San Carlos
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Jim T
Alresford, UK60 contributions
Couples
Set in the attractive castle grounds, this museum is a little gem. It illustrates in vivid detail the difficulties the local fishermen faced from sea fog, gales and many submerged rocks and how the wives would call out from the shore to guide them in. There are also good displays on the local coastal ecology. It would certainly suit all the family. We were very pleased to have a sudden offer of a guided tour in English from a very knowledgeable local guide - at no extra cost.
Written October 9, 2017
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JMCxxxx
Dublin48 contributions
Friends
We had a brilliant visit to the castle of San Carlos,
It’s a beautifully located 17th century castle with what turned out to be a fascinating museum dedicated to fishing. The museum host and guide Manuel was brilliant highly entertaining and I learnt loads.
A great place to visit for all the family. Don’t miss it!
Written August 18, 2016
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Karine P
Gujan-Mestras, France9 contributions
Family
it's little museum, but it's a jewel! Our guide is a retired snorkeler. He explained the origins of fishing in Galicia. A simple and family museum for adults and children! Merci à notte guide!
Written April 25, 2017
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Monica M
Palmela, Portugal37 contributions
Couples
Arrived in Finisterra at lunch time for a one day stop. With just one afternoon to explore around, the last thing on my mind was to spend part of it inside a Museum.
We came to the door, intending to pay 2€ just to take a look at the place and move on, however we were held hostage by the enthusiasm with wich we were welcomed at the gate by Manolo, who is so much more than a guide to the Museum.
This is a man who not only knows his business, he knows how to tell a story. More than that, he loves to tell them, and you will love to hear them.
Written August 20, 2018
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Tiago Borlido
Viana do Castelo, Portugal335 contributions
Family
This is one of those places were the guide completely makes an otherwise small and uninteresting musem come alive. For two euros, you have access to this museum where the guide will plunge you into the world of galician fishing. A very entertaining and interesting guided tour (of a room), where the guide will show you what each artefact is used for and explain how the fishermen caught octopuses, crabs, sardines and other fishes. Definitely the highlight from Finisterra!
Written July 8, 2019
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Elisa Cipriani
Genoa, Italy84 contributions
Couples
I really enjoyed the time spent in this museum. You understand that fishing has started from simple thing. I really want to thank Manolo and his mujer, they are very kind. For 2€ i think that you have to see it! Little but amazing, it opens your eyes. In the photo you can see a bone from a wale.
Written July 13, 2018
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Paula M
Wellington, New Zealand22 contributions
Solo
A great activity while having a post-Camino rest day. For just €2 I spent an hour or more looking at the small museum and sitting in the beautiful little garden reading the English booklet explaining the history of fishing in Galicia and how this has impacted the world of fishing. I was provided with a guided tour where our guide gave vivid explanations of how the clever octopus are caught, when is the best time to eat sardines (now) and how the Spanish coast was mapped by fishermen, amongst other things. I have no particular interest in fishing history but found this trip very interesting. Highly recommended.
Written June 24, 2018
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MikeMc
Naples, FL103 contributions
Solo
This is a fishing museum. The curator or guide was great. He took pains to explain everything.
We even talked about the onotted ropes for measuring depths. He ask who the American auther who used this? MARK TWAIN
Written June 23, 2019
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