A little history of our people.

What is now the municipality of A Pobra do Caramiñal is the result of the union between two neighbouring towns: A Pobra do Deán and the town of O Caramiñal.

It is estimated that A Pobra do Deán was founded in the first half of the 14th century from a seasonal fishing settlement. This town was governed by the Church, specifically by a dean of the Compostela chapter, as a result A Pobra began a career as a commercial and fishing port that came to compete with Padrón, with which he would have disagreements over direct control over this coast throughout the 15th century.

In the 16th century, the neighbouring town of O Caramiñal prospered, which received the title of “village” in 1554 by the knight Gómez Pérez das Mariñas. It is in this time of splendour when the Ancient temples of Santa María and the parish church of O Xobre were built, in addition to the Bermúdez Tower.

The union of the two entities took place in 1822, although it is true that it was not definitive until 1840. From then prosperous time emerged for the new Pobra do Caramiñal, as result in the nineteenth century there is a reactivation of the naval industry and the fishing and port activities, linked to the forefront of the canning sector. As a reminder of this time, it still remains part of what had been the “neighbourhood of the Catalans”, who settled in the sands and can be considered as one of the first industrial estates in the area and oldest of the current canning industry, which continues to be an economic pillar both for A Pobra do Caramiñal and for the whole region of Barbanza.