A monument converted for hotel use stands out: The Convent of Aciveiro, at the top of the Serra do Candán. The convent was begun in the year 1135 and follows the Cistercian structure.
There are also seven other local distinguished monuments worthy of mention that have been declared Heritage Elements of Cultural Interest: the Churches of San Salvador and Santa María de Vila de Cruces, Santiago de Tabeirós in A Estrada, Santa María de Abades and San Pedro de Ansemil in Silleda, as well as the rock engravings of San Xoán de Tuiriz in Vila de Cruces and those of the Pena da Carballeira in Agolada.
Both there and in other parts of the geodestination one can note a clear presence of the new signature cuisines, but this is unable to unseat traditional cuisine, with pork dominating to north, south, east and west and, most especially, during Carnival, with an ancient festival that is celebrated in high style.
Curiously, there are some alvarizas still standing; these circular structures were built to protect beehives from the bears' gluttony. Bears were abundant in Galicia in the past, but now are glimpsed only in the lands of eastern Lugo.