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The countryside is dotted with grain stores of every size, from tiny 3-row to this huge one with 30 rows of posts. Traditionally used to store maize and any other produce that needs to be kept out of reach of rodents and stored in a...More
As all the guide books point out this grain storage container is impressive for its length. My only disappointment was the lack of upkeep, not of the hórreo itself but of the signs explaining its history. When we visited the main sign was so covered...More
Traveling through Galicia you see hórreos and quickly learn their purpose and cultural significance. We stopped to see the Hórreo de Carnota as it is noted to be the largest one in Galicia. There is no formality surrounding the site; it's located in a field...More
This is an impressive sight: a long grain storage container dating back to the 18th century! It gives you a sense of not only how grain storage was done then but also a sense that understanding the quantity of grain available to the population. It...More
If you travel through Galicia, you see "horreos" everywhere. Naturally, it is almost obligatory to visit the biggest one. It is open, you can see what is inside (not much, I confess). The access by car is quite tight, but you will make it.