Location: 43.3.14 N, -7.15.47 W. Grid: IN63IB
Dear OP:

Thanks for your interest in this Special Call. Every year since 2010, i organized this activity to commemorate the saint's feast of Saumede, in place of A Carraceira, Libran, Council Baleira, where is the Maxide House. Every summer my wife´s (Mariel) family will meet, (arround 25 persons) to celebrate the holiday. This activity is dedicated to my dear "Chicho", who died in 2005.

73 from me (EA1HNP)& Nuca.
The history of Baleira

A large number of witnesses in the Municipality of existing archaeological Vaza reflect the fact that people relied on these lands since prehistoric times.
There are many places that establish the existence of burials from the megalithic era, as Medorra, Castros settlements of pre-Roman times, as Cubilledo Castro, Castro beheaded, corneas Castro, Castro Valdes, etc..

Although it was not until the nineteenth century with the Muslim invasion when we have the first historical mention of the current County of vacuum., When in the year 813, in times of Alfonso II "The Chaste", waged a lengthy battle between Christians and the site known as Field of Slaughter, in the parish of Esperela.
As testimony to this fact is kept a shield in the former Town Hall that appears in a Christian soldiers armed acoitelando Moors.

Excavations carried out in that area left uncovered reinforcement, encouragement and human remains. We also know that before the current municipal division in the former jurisdiction of vacuum, exercised their various noble landlord, of which the best known was the Count de Amarante.

For the former jurisdiction of the Valley Vaza also left their impressions Napoleonic troops, when in 1809, in pursuit of the British general Sir. Jhon Moore, set fire to the local plumber.

The lugareños, directed by José Páramo and Montesino, these neighboring lands, managed desfazerse the invaders, who fled for places of Valdes, and Puñago Pradědem, naming the road now known as the Way of the French.

In the Municipality of Baleira are many architectural samples we can find. In the context of religious architecture has to mention the parish churches of St. Michael's Braña, Cubilledo, beheaded, The Plumber, St. Peter's Esperela, Fountain, Lastra, Book, Martin, inns and Retizós.

Also there are the chapels of Castro, Xestoso, Cortevella, Santa Barbara and many others that enrich the artistic heritage of this city, endowed with a prolific show of sacred art. With regard to civil architecture, quoting House Luaces, in the parish of Esperela, the house-palace Albaredo in corneas, and City Hall.

The Fraga Marronda is included in the "Natura 2000" Red, consisting of Special Protection Areas for birds, and so-called places of Community Importance of the Atlantic biogeographical Region Community approved by Decision of December 7, 2004 (twelve of L387 29/12 / 2004). This Fraga deciduous mountain's main feature to be one of the most important reserves of beech in Europe. Values with altitude ranging between 500 and 700 meters, this vigorous and beautiful natural body can find wide variety of both plant and animal species.

Over one hundred and seventy different species of trees and shrubs divide Marronda, highlighting the following: beech, chestnut, oak, birch, pradairo, hazel, cancereixo, acevro, willow, thorn Alvar, sanguine, which must be added a number of Liane as smaller shrubs, among them Hedren, Madreselva, clematidea.

Also notable were the matorral which is spread all around the forest and some clear, we can find in Marronda gorse, UCES, brush, ferns, blueberries, Silva, and other types of vegetation such as moss, mold and fungi. Plants and animals live together in the forest in a complex society where each species is essential. More than eighty species of animals including birds divide Marronda, hervíboros, mammals, predators, reptiles, etc Due to the abundance of food proliferating wild boar, wolf, fox, deer, squirrel, knights, weasels, Gardunha. Birds like the Azores, ditches, gatafornela, prey Grey Eagle caudal largateiro kestrel falcon small, peregrine falcon, aveloia, owl, crow, partridge.

Are abundant reptiles and amphibians (lizards, Culebra, toads and salamander) and very numerous insects like butterflies, spiders, avésporas, bees, vacaloura, Firefly. The molluscsare represented by slugs and snails and night stand between the hedgehog and the bat. Below the forest soil animal life is also very intense and necessary, mites, worms, protozoa and springtails that decompose organic matter as a basis for the sustenance of plants.

This forest is still an impressive landscape and visual treasure, worthy of being played in each of the seasons.Autumn presents a colorful continuously changing, full of nuances, a true wonder of nature in spring, when it begins to bloom it is time to awaken the sense of smell and get drunk in winter, snow covers the mountain shapes and highlights the Maran branches and trees to await the arrival of spring. And in summer, the luxuriance of the forest iced hot air and provides an always grateful shade. Definitely a date for the senses in every season of the year.

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P.Box. nº 6060. 15011 - La Coruña

Excmo. Sr. D. Francisco Acal, Mayor of Council (Ham Inactive) for his support. And to my wife, Mariel ... for her patient.
Concello de baleira