Pico Sacro
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Very close to Santiago: Boqueixón

The history of the municipality of Boqueixón is closely linked to its main geographic landmark and greatest natural and cultural resource: Pico Sacro, one of Galicia’s most mythical and best-known mountains.

Pico Sacro’s silhouette is a scenic point of reference in a wide-ranging area.

Pico Sacro is the source of countless legends and traditional tales. The region’s inhabitants venerated the mountain before and after the arrival of Christianity, and it plays an essential role in the myth regarding the transfer of the Apostle James’ body. It has a peculiar shape formed by rocks of crystallized quartz and a height of 533 metres above sea level.

According to the legend of Queen Lupa included in the Codex Calixtinus, which relates the arrival of the Apostle James’ body in Galicia, Pico Sacro is described as the Apostle’s first tomb.

Along the “Vía de la Plata” route, Pico Sacro is the last stage of the Way of St. James and the first place from which you can see the longed-for towers of Compostela’s cathedral. Apart from this important legend, there are many other ones that arose from among the area’s inhabitants and are centred on characters from Galicia’s traditional mythology, such as mouros and snakes living in the mysterious caves near the top of Pico Sacro.

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A Granxa, Boqueixón, 15881