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Slaughterhouse of Lugo Municipality

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015
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O que fora Matadoiro Municipal de Lugo (Emilio Valadé del Río, 2015)

The courtesy and kindness of Professor Emilio Valadé del Río gave us information about the recovered Slaughterhouse of Lugo Municipality, today Exhibition Hall of “Porta Miñá”, the Miño Gate or Carmen Gate that opens in the bi-millennial wall. Along this week we will complete the corresponding record-card in our inventory (it will reach number 383!).

Earth and Fire in the Ria of Ferrol

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

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The splendid work of Justino Fernández Negral, gathered in a care volume published by “Ensenada de Ézaro Ediciones” is already on sale in bookstores. Our members are receiving this book as a well-deserved gift.

Industrial Experience in As Pontes

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
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O Director de GALPARQUET atende aos visitantes [Cortesía de DELOGA, 2015]

By courtesy of the Municipality of As Pontes, and conducted by DELOGA, the company that developed the project “As Pontes Industrial Experience”, we participated in the last guided tour of this phase. This time, the company visited was Galparquet, part of the Group of companies founded by Roberto Tojeiro Díaz, the great entrepreneur of As Pontes.

The guided tours to the “living industry” complement and complete the knowledge of our industrial heritage, and, accordingly, they strengthen the foundations of our close collective memory, giving a greater intelligibility to our history and to the impact of the industrialization in our culture.

Salt Lake Farm

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

Granxa das Salinas (Manuel Lara, 2015)

This impressive footprint of past productive activity in the Cove of San Simon, is waiting for an intervention that can ensure its future.

Buxa 2015 Research Prize

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015


In this European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year, Buxa, the Association for the Galicia’s Industrial Heritage summons the Buxa 2015 Research Prize. Click here to review the terms and conditions.

Alemparte’s Foundry Mills

Thursday, July 9th, 2015

“Yuqui” medita diante do que queda da fundición (Alejandro Diéguez, abril do 2013)

The walls are the only remains of what was once outstanding heiress of the Sargadelos’ learning.

Traditional Boats

Monday, June 22nd, 2015
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Enseada do Ponto (Manuel Lara, 2008)

From July 9th through 12th of the current, it will take place at Cabo da Cruz (Boiro) the XII Meeting of Traditional Boats of Galicia (

Chau-chau Tannery

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Curtidoiro Chau-chau (Manuel Lara, 2015)


Built in the second half of the 18th century, the Traba’s Bridge Tannery, known in Noia as “Chau-chau”, is still waiting for the intervention that shall guarantee his conservation.

Another loss in our industrial heritage

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Os restos dos fornos (Manuel Lara, 2015)

While preparing the edition of a book on the ceramic industry in the Ferrol Estuary, we have witnessed the ruin of the Ares’ Tile Kilns.


Os restos dos fornos (Manuel Lara, 2009)

Galician Arts’ Day

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

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The Galician Royal Academy of Fine Arts, created in 1849 to promote, study, contribute to safeguarding, the awareness of the arts and the Galician cultural heritage, in its meeting of January 31st, 2015, decided to establish the “day of the Galician Arts”.

To celebrate the Galician Arts’ Day, it was chosen April 1st of each year, in memory of the same day of the year 1188, engraved in the heading of the rudder of the “Pórtico de la Gloria” to certify that the work is directed, from the foundation, by Master Mateo.