Much of Sada’s activity focuses on its sports and fishing port, but the real heart of the village [listen to mp3], continues being its neighbourhoods.
Sada offers the chance to take a trip back in time to be able examine in detail its story through its beautiful fishing districts A Tenencia [listen to mp3] and Fontán [listen to mp3] and its typical 18th century fishermen’s houses through which, you can get to know their culture and evolution over the years.
In between the street of A Praciña do Conde and Praza da Pescadería is A Tenencia, a set of old two storey houses, situated between dividing walls and wooden walkways. During the journey, you will see the modernist influence on the renovations of the houses, which replaced the wooden frames and balconies with concrete structures and small plant reliefs.
In Fontán, the other fishermen’s district located at the top of the town and opposite the port that bears its name, the streets are narrow and become irregular. Although Fontán is recognised by its colour, originally most of the walls were painted white and it was only joinery of the frames and balconies which tinged it with colour. The blue, red, green was the paint left over from the boats.
As a privileged location to look out to the sea, Fontán Castle is located in this area, an 18th century defensive battery that protected the town from its constant plunderings. At its side is the small beach of Morazon, from which the mysterious Cova d’Anca can be accessed. Situated on a cliff, countless stories revolve around it, like those of its possible connection to the fort or even a stately home.
A Tenencia and Fontán are undoubtedly two unique places through which to loose oneself and get to know the most authentic Sada.