El Hórreo – My Spanish Word Of The Day 1/4/2017

A Galician hórreo. Photo by Das Nili.


My Spanish word of the day is:

el hórreo

raised grainary

A hórreo is a typical grainary of the northwest Iberian Peninsula.  It is built of wood or stone and is raised from the ground by pillars.  I learned about los hórreos while reading Mi punto de partida, a Spanish travel blog.  Los 10 pueblos costeros más bonitos de España is a slide show of beautiful little coastal villages.  One such village is Combarro, 6 kilometers away from the town of Pontevedra in Galicia, Spain.

Although the blog post at Mi punto de partida describes how the little town of Combarro contains, and is surrounded by, numerous hórreos, the photo accompanying the description is of the beach.  But, you can see some beautiful photos of actual hórreos at A Texan In Spain by Trevor Huxham.  The 12/12/2014 post is called Photo Post: Hórreos, or Galician Countryside Corncribs.  You can also read about the village of Combarro in Mr Huxham’s blog which is entitled Combarro, Spain: Galicia’s Most Beautiful Village?

¡Feliz Miércoles!

Photo Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H%C3%B3rreo#/media/File:Horrero.JPG