A hórreo is a granary ubiquitous in Galicia and northern Spain. Hórreos are made of wood or stone and stand on pillars to avoid animals contaminating the stored food.
This particular hórreo was begun in 1768 and was then enlarged in 1783. The slits on the walls allow for ventilation.
The property also includes a church and parish cemetery.
When I first went to Spain, I was surprised by the cemetery layout and the "cubbies" that contain the deceased. My husband told me that the cemeteries are similar in South America, but they unique to me.
Carnota is also known for its beach, the longest in Galicia, at almost 5 miles (7 km). The water is said to be a bit warmer than that at the northern beaches and in 2007, the beach was noted the second best in the world.
Not the best beach shot, but I do love the look of this sky
Where is your favorite beach? What do you love about it?