The small municipality of Ares is well-known for its quiet beaches and picturesque architecture. These two elements add charm to every corner of the town.

Ares has been traditionally devoted to fishing and many of the old houses, with fishing nets hanging out of their wooden balconies, lend a seafaring air to the town.

One of the magical places in this area is the small town of Redes (which means nets in Spanish). Its name shows the importance of the fishing port. What makes Redes so special is the fact that the houses are so close to the sea shore that the sailors are able to moor their boats to their house doors.

It is also worth mentioning the monumental value of the Church of Santa Olalla de Lubre, the Church of San Vicente de Caamouco and the small Chapel of Nosa Señora da Mercede. The remains of five castros (pre-Roman Celtic settlements) can be found in this municipality.

You must not leave without visiting the monastery of Santa Catalina de Montefaro, a Romanesque construction that was founded in the 14th century by Fernán Pérez de Andrade O Bo and was inhabited by the Franciscans. In 1837 it was transferred to Army ownership. Currently, this city-owned monastery is open to visitors during the weekend and in the summer.

Don't miss the charming fishing village of Redes.
Did you know that...?
Ares is home to examples of Cuban-inspired Indiano architecture. The Indianos were Spanish emigrants who went to America and came back rich. A great example is the Santa Amalla house (1919), in Redes.