The high land north of the headwaters of the Mino forms the sole connecting link between the Cantabrians properly so-called and the mountains of central and western Galicia.
The principal river is the Mino (Portuguese Minho; Lat.
Of the northern coast, the Mino enters the Atlantic near the port of Guardia, after a course of 170 m.
It has a beautiful but incomplete facade designed by Giovanni di Mino del Pellicciaio in 1382, and a marvellous font with bas-reliefs by Donatello, Ghiberti, Jacopo della Quercia and other 15th-century sculptors.
With a beautiful portrait bust by the sculptor Mino da Fiesole (1431-1484), is fine.