The sting is the name given to a small hill located near the town of Ponteareas, famous for being the site on which Pedro Madruga built a fortress, but mostly for its scenic beauty and rich plant. Cork oaks, strawberry trees, olive trees, rock roses and other shrubs lining this site, which also has a large recreation area with tables, grills, etc.. where many pilgrims come together to celebrate the feast of the Holy Cross.
The chapel of Santa Cruz, built in 1907 and a Via Crucis part of this set. From this small chapel out a path that leads to the top of the hill, where there is a large flat stone, which are seen several signs in the shape of horseshoes. Tradition says that these traces are left by the horse's hooves of a holy man in his flight from the Saracens tried to jump the cliff rather than surrender to their enemies, but at the edge the horse flew into the sky.
From one of its peaks are also currency Sobroso Castle, which also has the tradition, I was joined by passageways that served as a link to the love between the daughter of M. de Sobroso and a young local nobleman, who received the visit of the maiden, until the father discovers it and sends imprisoning the girl.
True or false, the sting with its 383 meters of altitude above sea level, is a magnificent natural view on the lands of the region, whose slopes we should not miss the so-called two Valentine Pena and Pena do Balance, two granite bowls that impress with their size and shapes, giving the landscape an almost magical. As also seem magical legends and popular culture traditions that attach to these rocks. Thus it is said about the penalty two women Enamorados "marriageable" have launched three stones on this great rock and if left on its summit is that marriage is already coming.
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