A Ramallosa Bridge

N 42° 6' 55.8828"
W 8° 48' 45.327"

Ponte da Ramallosa










The bridge across the river Miñor establishes the boundary between the councils of Baiona and Nigrán. Besides, it is one of the most beautiful Medieval-style bridges still standing in Galicia. It presents 10 openings or bays with semicircular arches, eight of which (36 metres long) belong to Baiona. There are some Gothic arches, probably due to mending works, carried out along history, which brought different styles.

Right in the middle of the bridge there is cross with an image of St. Telmo at the base. This saint is sailors' patron and, according to history, its was them who ordered the cross.

Under the bridge there is an "All Saints Chest" portraying souls in torment. Not so long ago -just a few decades- fertility rites where held in this bridge. Tradition says that pregnant women whose unborn children had been repeatedly miscarried used to go to the bridge to exorcise their unfavourable fate. The exorcism had to be performed at midnight: the woman's belly was washed with water from the river and the first person to cross the river after the rite was chosen as godparent, a honour which could not be refused.

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