Points of interest

Fornelos Salt Pans

The Fornelos salt pans date back to the Iron Age. They are located just above the high-tide line, to avoid flooding when the tide is at its highest point. We are able to deduce that they were filled by way of an indirect flooding system, where the salt farmer would fill the pools with water brought in from the sea. The proximity of several castro (hillforts) settlements, such as the Montedor Castro and the Corôa Castro, without forgetting the main settlements from the Iron Age which existed in the neighbouring village of Afife, allows us to deduce the relationship between these salt pans and the communities that used them.