H. GARCÍA NAVEIRA ROUTE
HISTORIC CENTRE ROUTE
WINE AND RIVERS ROUTE
CRAFTS AND TRADITIONS ROUTE
Hermanos García Naveira Route
The aim of this route is to understand the work of brothers García Naveira, Juan and Jesús, the two main benefactors of the city at the beginning of the XX century.
These emigrants to Argentina (“indianos”) made a big fortune that they dedicated to the construction of big charitable works for the underprivileged and the creation of a dreamy place, the Pasatiempo garden, an encyclopaedic park that holds many dreams ready to be discovered.
Historic Centre Route
The objective of this route is to see all of the historic-artistic heritage. The historic centre was declared official Complex of Historical-Artistic Monuments in 1970 and possesses national monuments as the Church of Santa María de Azogue and the Church of San Francisco.
Through the tour of the medieval area of the city (the only one in Galicia that still has three medieval doors) you will discover the events of the city, fun facts and visit the main monuments.
PRAZA DOS IRMÁNS GARCÍA NAVEIRA (Estatua dos Irmáns García Naveira (1), Igrexa de Santo Domingo, Edifico Arquivo, Antigo Hospital de San Antonio, Fonte de Diana Cazadora e Soportais), PALCO DA MÚSICA (2), PORTA DA VILA (3), PRAZA DA CONSTITUCIÓN (Casa Nuñez (4), Pazo de Bendaña, Concello, Pazo e Torre de Lanzós), IGREXA DE SANTIAGO (5), RÚA VOS FERREIROS (Pazo de Taboada (6) e Porta da Ponte Nova), IGREXA DE SANTA MARÍA DE AZOGUE (7), IGREXA DE SAN FRANCISCO (8) (Sepulcro de Fernán Pérez de Andrade “ O Boo”), PORTA DO CRISTO (9), RÚA DA CERCA, PORTA DA PONTE VELLA (10), CONVENTO DAS AGUSTINAS RECOLETAS (11), CASAS POPULARES DA FONTE DE UNTA (12).
Wine, Sanctuaries and Rivers Route
The objective of this route is to get to know the heritage of Betanzos outside of the urban centre.
The central concepts being the Mandeo and Mendo rivers, the vineyards that surround Betanzos and the most devoted sanctuaries (Os Remedios and As Angustias), we designed two trips which highlight the rural and natural part of Betanzos.
SANTUARIO OS REMEDIOS, CEMITERIO MUNICIPAL, IGREXA SAN MARTIÑO DE TIOBRE (1), CAMPO DE SAN PAIO, CAMIÑO INGLÉS RUTA DO RÍO PELAMIOS (2), VISITA Á BODEGA DO VIÑO DO PAÍS DA ZONA.
SANTUARIO DAS ANGUSTIAS (3), PAZO DE ILLOBRE (4), LUGAR DE ROIBEIRA (5), FONTE DE PICACHÁ (6), IGREXA DE SAN MARTIÑO DE BRAVÍO (7), VISITA Á BODEGA DO VIÑO DE BETANZOS NA ZONA (8).
Route of the works of González Villar: modernism and XX century
The aim of this route is to present the most relevant buildings and elements from the modernist style we find in Betanzos. At the beginning of the XX century,
Betanzos went through a deep transformation, leaving the medieval walls behind and building a series of modernist residential houses. Architects such as Rafael González Villar contributed to this work.
FONTE DIANA CAZADORA (1), CASA VALDOLCEL Nº 7, CASA PITA (2), PALCO DA MÚSICA (3), CASA DE DONA ÁGUEDA, FAROIS DO CANTÓN (4), HOTEL RÚA NOVA, CASA NUÑEZ (5), CASA LIMIÑÓN (6), CASA DO POBO (7), ESCOLAS DE DON JESÚS GARCÍA NAVEIRA, MATADOIRO (8), FÁBRICA DE ELECTRICIDADE DA PONTE NOVA, CASA FLORA (9).
Crafts and Traditions Route
This route has a double purpose: firstly, to explain the configuration of the city of Betanzos since its origin, as the “Castro de Untia” until its transformation into a medieval town and the transformation into a contemporary city.
On the other hand, you will still be able to see the ancient crafts and guilds of the city (that are still reflected in the names of the streets) and the industries that made Betanzos famous such as the wine culture, the hops, the riverside carpentry or the sand pickers. In this route, there will also be time for an explanation of some tales relating to the city of Betanzos.