Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Quiroga's iron tradition has always been big with numerous forges located on its territory, taking advantage of many waterways that flow down from the mountaintops. Today, only remnant remains of their existence, but since seventeenth century in Quiroga worked factories like: O Mazo, Roxa Longa between Vilarbacú and Outeiro, Paleiras in Pacios da Serra, A Gorgueira in Paradaseca, Rugando, Quintá and A Rodela. Most of mineral used by forges came of Formigueiros Mountain reef.

Remains of O Mazo forge

Seam of iron between Formigueiros Mountain and Vieiros Place

It is easy to explain because each village had a forge, the answer is that Quiroga had a lot of converted iron in these ”industries”.

The room dedicated to Agapito Rodriguez Vila reconstructs a traditional forge, inside can be seen a complete collection of tools from blacksmiths of Quiroga's villages and other elements.

 Forge, room Agapito Vila Rodriguez

Collection of items made by blacksmiths
Collection of items made by blacksmiths

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