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Deza - Tabeirós


Deza - Tabeirós

This is the heart of Galicia. It's the magic of Galicia. Hidden forests that are exactly as they were centuries ago.

Ribeira Sacra


Ribeira Sacra

The waters of the Rivers Sil and Miño flow and then create a divine environment, the Ribeira Sacra....

O Ribeiro


O Ribeiro

O Ribeiro is a land of fertile valleys crossed by numerous rivers such as the Miño, the Arnoia or the Avia. O Ribeiro is synonymous with wine...

Magical sanctuaries

The Essence of Magical Galicia

This route travels along roads through the heart of Galicia, where the provinces of Pontevedra, Lugo and Ourense meet, taking us on a mystical journey through magical sanctuaries located in beautiful natural landscapes.


  • Starting point: Vila de Cruces
  • Destination: Lalín
  • Days: 2
  • Km (approx): 111 Km
When someone “bota o demo fóra” (casts the demon out) or “quita o meigallo” (removes the curse), the evil spirit that possessed the person disappears. A demonic possession is a body with a double spirit that houses both the soul of a person and of a demon. They appear alternately, never at the same time.  The curse of the “ramo cativo” affects children, who become withered, scrawny, lifeless or spiritless. 
Dates of the religious pilgrimages:
- Nosa Señora do Corpiño:
LThe pilgrimage with the most number of devotees takes place on 25th June. On 25th March “O Corpiño de Inverno (“Winter Corpiño”) is held.
- Nosa Señora do Faro: 8th September.

Route - Day 1

The first day begins in the lands of the river Deza, a landscape that is flanked by the Tower of Cira, where the remains of the fortress where Queen Urraca kept Xelmírez prisoner in the 12th century stand. Among woods, waterfalls and stone manor houses, we stop to discover the Pre-Romanesque wealth of the monastery of Camanzo and its well preserved frescoes. Founded by the Counts of Deza, the monastery offers superb views of the valley of the river Ulla.

We continue towards the monastery of Carboeiro, in the town council of Silleda. This monastery, located in the midst of natural and remote surroundings, perfectly accomplished its purpose as a meditation retreat for the monks that inhabited it centuries ago. The building, that stands on a hill surrounded by a curve of the river Deza, allows us to come directly in touch with the medieval heritage and history of Galicia, of which you will be given more details during the guided tours that narrate the history of this monument. The disciples of Master Mateo, creator of the Pórtico da Gloria of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, left their print on this jewel of Galician Romanesque architecture with pointed arches.
The natural setting makes the privileged location of the monastery stand out, enveloping us in the mysticism of these holy walls. Leaving it behind is easier when we are given the possibility of taking a calm two-hour long hiking trail through ancient roads, crossing the Ponte do Demo (Devil's Bridge), which takes its name from former times, when it was a strategic point for muggings and robberies. This bridge leads us to the waterfall of River Toxa, with a cascade that measures 30 metres, one of Europe's highest. The view from below is spectacular, but you should also climb up to the observation points at the top. From there you will also catch a glimpse of the Deza and a stretch of the path you took to get here. In the summer you can recover from the effort by stopping halfway along the trail to take a dip in the river beach of Carixa.
Drive fatigue away in order to admire our next stop: the commercial tradition of the town of Agolada, which is focused in the Pendellos (market stalls). These ancient market premises that are over 400 years old, are located in the centre of the town, and are a sort of civil tableau that provide information about the ancient economy of Galicia, of the relationships that were weaved at medieval markets and of unbreakable verbal agreements. Strolling through the flagstone alleys, in between the stalls with stone columns and counters, you can almost smell the farm products, or hear the animals that the farmers and dealers from the area brought over to sell. Restoring this spot has made life return to Os Pendellos every August in the form of a traditional crafts fair.

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