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Historical Route 1
(Monforte de Lemos)

The Arrabal quarter

The Arrabalbelongs to the Jewish quarter situated at the "Calle do Burato" Street, the old prision and "Fornos". Together with Ribadavia, it formed one of the main Jewish Communities on Galician ground.cruceiro

The house of the Count of Lemos

Today, at the place of the house of the Count of Lemos there is a noble mansion of the 18th century. The main door dating back to the XVI century might have been from the original house. In 1672 the house of the Count of Lemos burnt down and a valuable collection of Tizianos, Rafaels, El Grecos disappeared.

Monastery of San Vicente do Pino

The Monastery of San Vicente do Pino has been belonging to the Benedictine Order since the XI century.The church's façade is of renaissance style (XVI century) and the monastery is of the XVII century showing a very classical line.

College of Nuestra Señora de la Antigua

Built in the style of the architect Herrera, it was started in 1593 and finished by the "Escolapios" after having sold the painting "Adoration of the Magi" by Hugo de Van der Goes, Flamish painter of the XV century. At the museum can be seen two El Greco paintings -"San Lorenzo" and "San Francisco" and five Andrea Sarto paintings.

Other points of interest: Convent of the "Franciscanas descalzas", the old bridge and the Covent of San Jacinto.

Wine museum in Monforte de Lemos



Historical sights route 2
(Pantón – O Saviñao)

Monastery of Santa María de Ferreira de Pantón

The monastery of Santa María de Ferreira de Pantón is still run by Cistercian nuns. It dates back to the X century. The church is of Romanesque style with one main oblong nave and a semi-circular apse. The present monastery dates back to the XVIII century and the cloister to the XVI century.

San Miguel de Eiré – A Cova (Ribas de Miño)

On the old road from Ferreira de Pantón to Escairón one can see the church of San Miguel de Eiré which belonged to a disappeared Benedictine Covent. Inside the church there is a very valuable window with a horseshoe arch linked to the Visigothic Art.

At Ribas do Miño we can visit the church of San Martiño de A Cova. But before it is highly recommended to take the path to the viewpoint of "A Cova" offering a spectacular view of this part of the river Miño called "O Cabo do Mundo".

Diomondi - San Esteban de Ribas de Miño

The church of Diomondi is of Romanesque style and has an oblong apse. The main facade's door shows a semicircular arch with four archivolts supported by one-piece marble shafts.

San Esteban de Ribas de Miño: a real jewel of the Galician Romanesque style of the last period of the XII century. One single oblong nave finished by a semicircular apse. The church is situated in a beautiful landscape.

Visit to a wine cellar (Vía Romana) and way back by Belesar – Os Peares

After visiting San Esteban de Ribas de Miño take the direction of Chantada and just before crossing the viaduct, take the detour on your left in direction of the village of Belesar. At Belesar cross the bridge and continue 1,9km up to the wine cellar Vía Romana. After the visit continue on the road close to the river Miño in direction of Os Peares passing the villages of Nogueira, Herbedeiro and Chouzan surrounded by an amazing landscape.

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