Maruja Varela

Maruja da Tahona (Agolada, 1946) The daughter of farmers Asunción y José, she went to Melide while still very young to work as a seamstress, going from house to house.

Later she joined the Casa de la Tahona, a well-known local confectionery, where she met her husband Manolo. They spent a happy but very busy life working together, making delicious melindres, sponge cakes and a wide range of delicacies to sweeten other people’s lives.

A few years ago, when the time came to rest, she handed over the reins to the next generation.

The work in detail

Logo estrellas del camino


Francés Way

Stage 27
Xermán Arias
Stage 29
Xosé Luís Carreira
Stage 28
Mario Mato
Stage 31
Antón Pombo
Stage 30
Isidro Pardo
Stage 33
Santiago de Compostela
Laurie Dennett
Stage 32
O Pino
Maruja Varela