San Cibrao

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Coordinates: 43°42′07.08″N 7°28′05.64″W / 43.7019667°N 7.4682333°W / 43.7019667; -7.4682333

City and Port of San Cibrao
Official seal of City and Port of San Cibrao
Nickname(s): San Cibrao Concello de Cervo
Comarca Mariña Occidental.png
City Council Region of A Mariña Occidental
 • Alcalde (Mayor) 1

San Cibrao (the name is Galician), is an industrial and fishing town, part of Cervo (which is both a settlement and municipality of the Lugo Province) in Northwestern Spain. The population of San Cibrao is about 3,000 in July and August and about 2,000 year-round.

Port of San Cibrao[edit]

  • SymbolNauticMarked.png Commercial port
  • SymbolNauticFisher.png Fishing port
  • SymbolNauticDeport.png Sport port

History, tourism and general information[edit]

During the High Middle Ages caravels were built in the port. The area does not draw many tourists; the regional economy continues to depend on fishing and on an aluminium plant owned by Alcoa.

The nearby peninsula has fine sand beaches. It is generally undeveloped and receives strong north-easterly winds throughout the winter, which makes the comarca or administrative unit of la Mariña Lucense, like much of the Asturian and Basque coast, excellent for surfing and water sports.

Part of the town of San Cibrao lies on the "Peace Peninsula" (Peninsula de la Paz) which is surrounded by the Cantabrian Sea, whose waters in this area typically reach a high summer temperature of 18°C; there are five beaches in the area.

As of 2004, neither the shellfish and fish populations, nor any seafood related industries seems to be still affected in any way by the contamination from the Prestige oil spill

The fiesta of A Maruxaina is celebrated on the second Saturday of August. It is related to a popular legend about a siren who lives on some small islands, Os farallons, near San Cibrao. This festival has been distinguished by the National Centers of Cultural Interest. Most of the townspeople dress on this day as Maruxainos, that is, in costumes that resemble the dress of days past. Ritually, at noon, the mariners bring the siren from the islands onto shore, were in front of the museum they create a mock-trial to judge the Maruxaina on whether she is good or bad. After this the townsfolk serve a potent brew of "Queimada".


See also[edit]

  • Ferrol – City and naval station in northwestern Spain.
  • Isaac Díaz Pardo - Galician intellectual (born 1920) strongly attached to both Sargadelos and Cerámica do Castro.

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