Cabo Silleiro can be a nice memory of your visit to the camping Mougás
The camping Mougás in a fascinating place where you can do many things. In fact, if you have already visited it, it is likely that you have not yet discovered some of the opportunities that the experience hides. Two months ago we made an entry about the charms of the Baiona castle, but do you know Cape Silleiro? You can get more slice of your stay to visit this wonderful place, located just five minutes by car from our campsite. In this post we let you know this fantastic area ... But not too much, we want you to visit it and discover it for yourself.
Cape Silleiro, located in Baiona, is considered one end of the mouth of the Ria de Vigo together with Cape Home ... and is 3.5 km from our campsite! From there you can see, in the distance, the Cies Islands, located in front. In the surroundings you can see places of interest such as the Mirador do Silleiro or the ruins of an old military barracks. However, one of the most exciting things about this adventure is the characteristic Faro do Silleiro, later we tell you why.
The old military barracks of Cabo Silleiro
At the moment the way of traveling through time has not been invented, although tourism may be the closest thing to it. The ruins of the old military barracks of Cabo Silleiro will take you back to the past, camper. This analepsy becomes patent once visits. You will be a participant in the remains of military installations of great relevance in the monitoring of the mouth of the Ría de Vigo.
Its beginnings date from the Franco dictatorship, in the decade of the 40. At the entrance of the barracks is a stone arch accompanied by the homes of the chaplain and sergeant. Attached to the hill is a wall that protected the military installations from the force of the Atlantic sea. Under the ground, you can travel 200 meters of galleries loaded with curiosities. In them are still the old rails where the cargo was carried.
Mirador do Silleiro
A genuine tourist can not leave Cape Silleiro without having noticed how extraordinary his viewpoint is. This has been created in wood on a rock and through it you can access incredible views. One of the advantages of this experience is the enjoyment of the island of San Martiño, the Cabo Home in the other point of the estuary, the Costa de la Vela, the Rías de Pontevedra or even Serra de A Groba ... You can also stop at a leisurely pace in the orography, observing the magnificent rocky coasts of Cape Silleiro.
The Faro Silleiro
The truth is that the beauty of the headlights is something that will never expire: it is a privilege to have your presence. Once you reach the end, you will probably see the old lighthouse, the first version of the Faro Silleiro, inaugurated in 1866. It was not until 1924 when the new building that would house the lighthouse at 85 meters high of the mountain. Since the 60's has a 3,000-volt lamp that has been of great help for boats arriving from the Atlantic, since you can get to see more than 70 km mi in optimal conditions.
Although it is not visitable inside, you can go to the Faro Silleiro and marvel at such a design. The red and white lines that make up its façade make it clearly special and identifiable compared to the rest of the lighthouses in Galicia.
As you can see, there are several reasons to visit Cabo Silleiro. The experiences in the camping Mougás never finish. We are surrounded by numerous delights. Our camping is the best option to know the best side of Baiona. Take a look at our services and plan your most special stay. Remember that you can ask us what you want!