The Essential
Surrounded by verdant wooded hills, Noia is a pleasant, quiet little town boasting a historical area with cobbled streets and lined with arcades. The Gothic church, Iglesia de San Martín, is decorated with a magnificently sculpted portal influenced by the work of Master Mateo. Santa María A Nova, a 14C church, houses a museum presenting a fine collection of laudas gremiais, tombstones bearing symbols that reveal the deceased's guild.