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Corme: cradle of distinguished personages and headquarters of new initiatives

  • Fundación Torre-Pujales
  • Almirante Mourelle de la Rúa´s memorial bust
  • Almirante Mourelle de la Rúa´s house

On this hiking trail along the banks of the Ponteceso estuary, you'll find the footprints of intrepid and distinguished sailors native to these lands such as Francisco Mourelle de la Rúa, a Spanish Navy Admiral, explorer of the Pacific coast and discoverer of the archipelago of islands; he is buried in the Pantheon of Illustrious Sailors of Cadiz. Another native son was José María Mosqueira Manso, oceanographer, ichthyologist and writer, as was Francisco Fernández Saleta, an able seaman. To these must be added the long list of the anonymous stories of Corme – by birth and surname – sailors who sailed all the seas of the world working at different tasks: fishing, shellfishing, as merchant marines, on tankers and platforms...

Fundación Torre-Pujales. Rúa Real, 14

Corme was also the birthplace of artists such as the painter and sculptor Manuel Pailós and, a few years ago, fate decreed that this fishing village would become the headquarters of the Fundación Torre-Pujales, the Museo de Arte Contemporánea da Costa da Morte (Costa da Morte Museum of Contemporary Art) (located at Calle Real, 14) which carries out a varied and intense programme of cultural activities aimed at involving the entire Costa da Morte with the goal of attracting a quality, culture-orientated tourism to the area. Undoubtedly, this typical house – which has been renovated and adapted specifically to its contents – is a space for creativity next to an inspirational sea.

You'll be tempted to climbs its three floors to the terrace using the spiral staircase designed by the architect Carlos Hurtado and crafted by the blacksmith of the parish of O Couto, Candido Cancela. On the top floor – in addition to the outdoor exhibition which references Corme, the twinned pyramids that join planes that are equal and opposite. This piece comprises eighteen pieces of safety glass held by two-centimetre tubes that together serve as a skylight for the room known as the "Sala de columnas" ("Room of Columns"). This large area has a ceiling height of more than five metres, is home to the museum's largest works and – due to its inverted amphitheatre shape – also serves as a stage for cultural activities.

Links

  • GAC 3 Costa da Morte
  • Fondo Europeo de Pesca
  • Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentación y Medio Ambiente
  • Consellería do Medio Rural e do Mar
  • Web municipal Ponteceso
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