Route 6. Sada. History

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While not ignoring the existence of some previous lacustrine settlement, the origin of Sada seems to go back to the establishment of Celtic settlers of whose culture we can find remains in practically the whole municipal territory.

The Castreño settlements located in Sada correspond to the usual typology of the Castreño culture in Galicia: situated in elevated areas, with defensive walls on a circular plan. Significant for their size and the research done into them are the castros in Meirás and Agra das Arcas (Samoedo) and the coastal settlement in Punta de San Mamede (Carnoedo).

The Romanization process must have been slow and in addition to the ceramic remains, a funerary stone plaque with a robed character was found on the wall of Soñeiro cemetery, and a votive altar stone dedicated to the god Cosus was found in the portico of the church in San Martín de Meirás; this is currently deposited at the “Museo Arqueológico de A Coruña”.

Some historians point out the presence of Phoenician traders who stopped over at Saida: site of abundant fishing. The present ruins of the defensive bastions of Fontán and Corbeiroa have their origins in the installation, in the seventeenth century, of a canvas and rigging factory, the Real Fábrica de Lonas y Jarcias.

La Terraza

Apart from the La Terraza building, there are significant constructions of historical relevance: the pazo (manor) of Meirás, castro de Samoedo, Trasín, Santa María, the Barrié House or the school of “Sada y sus Contornos”; there are also contemporary buildings such as Casa de la Cultura Pintor Llorens or the O Castro Industrial Ceramics Complex.

Neighborhood of Fontán

In the proximities of the parish churches, we can find cruceiros (stone cruises) which stand out for their simplicity and beauty.

Stone cruise and church of San Xián

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