The legend of Coca (a dragon) is one of the most important myths of our town, which gives rise to one of the most well-known festivities of the municipality. Legend has it that centuries ago a dragon lived in Redondela that carried the most beautiful women of the town to his lair, located under the bridge of the Island of San Simón. The young sailors of the town, fed up with the evils of the bicha, decided to hunt him down raising their swords and after a long battle they were victorious. Once the animal was dead, they rescued their prisoners and took the body to the center of the village, where the sailors, grabbing each other’s swords, began to dance around the torment they had put an end to. To remember this ancestral history, every year in the Corpus Christi parade, the figure of Coca parades through the streets and the “Dance of Swords and Penlas” is performed. It is also of special interest to see the floral carpets that are made for the passage of the procession of the Virgin “A Gabacha”. Our tradition ended up becoming a spectacular festival declared “Of Galician Tourist Interest” lasting several days, in which you can enjoy an extensive program of shows, concerts, exhibitions and nightly festivals.