A neighbourhood of traditional roots

Matamá sounds folksy, like traditional Galician music and choirs, and the most authentic way of listening to this is in popular festivities.

It would not be unusual for your trip to coincide with some of these festivities: like San Mauro in January, or Nuestra Señora de las Nieves and the Festa do Socio (both in August). Don’t miss out! Several music groups and traditional cuisine, like octopus á feira, always do a great job of livening up these events.

This neighbourhood also celebrates the Festa da Sementeira do Millo in late April. These festivities commemorate the planting of corn and are carried out in the Regueira muíño

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The parish maintains strong Galician traditions, such as the furanchos. In these improvised taverns, you can sample the culinary gems of the area, which must include sea produce.

Matamá has several rural art sites, such as Mt. Fabal or Gáspara, and it also has 2 of the 14 Castreño (Celtic) villages located in Vigo. Other places of interest are the neoclassical church of San Pedro and the water mills in Balsa and Carneiras.

La parroquia mantiene tradiciones muy arraigadas en Galicia, como los furanchos, donde podrás probar las joyas gastronómicas de la zona, que deben incluir algún producto del mar

En Matamá hay varias estaciones de arte rupestre, como la del Monte Fabal o la de Gáspara, y posee 2 de los 14 poblados castreños localizados en Vigo. Otras visitas interesantes son la iglesia de San Pedro, de estilo neoclásico y los molinos de agua de Balsa y Carneiras.

Turismo de Vigo
Turismo de Vigo

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