This stone element is a milestone. It was placed at this point around the 2nd century AD. C. as an indicator of the distances used by the Romans: Milia passum. Hence the reason for its name: milestone. This milestone, known as the Miliario de Santiaguiño, was part of the old Via XIX that linked the towns of Braga and Astorga passing through Lugo. Some time ago it also received the name of “Anta de Maniola”. Here it remained until today. But its use was modified by popular beliefs. First, the Latin inscription was altered by people who made crosses on it as a way of “Christianizing” the element itself. Second, its phallic shape was interpreted as an object of superstition in which women sought fertility. Today the milestone establishes the boundaries between the municipalities of Mos and Redondela. In this way, with such an ancient and valuable heritage element, the municipality of Redondela welcomes pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela.

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