The Praza do Cruzeiro is at a crossroads, inviting you to enjoy different experiences. The downhill street leads you to the port, (maybe you have already walked up it. To decide whether they would go out to sea, fishermen would go down to the wall next to the stairs, and to big wall on the opposite side from there to study the conditions. The elderly remember the impressive sights of more than a thousand men in the 1960’s waiting to go out to sea.
Continue along Emilio González street, Malpica’s main axis, and you will find bars and restaurants part of the O Mar de Sisargas Restaurant Network, and alleyways leading to the beach and harbour. On number 23 of the same street sits La huerta de Don Pepito (Don Pepito’s Orchard, owned by the offspring of brigadier Varela), and on number 7, the Rectory.
If you feel like walking a bit further, go up Tío Paz or San Ramón street towards the A Atalaia hill. You will see the ruins of the stately home of Vizconde San Alberto, and old fishermen’s houses. In the past, rue was hung from the balconies to ward off envy.
Malpica’s street names remember very dear neighbours like Ramona Criado, the first girl’s school teacher; Tío Paz, a sailor who gave children wooden toys; and Emilio González and Eduardo Vila, who promoted the works at the port in the 1930’s.
Have you seen the figure of Saint Julian on the stone cross?
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