BRAÑAS DE XESTOSO

Natural spaces
On the Way of St. James
698
Nature Natural spaces ZEC - natura 2000

Location

Pontevedra

A Estrada | Forcarei | Silleda

Coordinates:
42º 41' 06.8" N - 8º 20' 20.7" W

Description

The mountains separating the counties of Tabeirós and Deza end in extensive plains that historically are swamped throughout the whole year. On these wetlands are small areas of peat and others flooded by the rains. The most important is the Sacra de Olives lagoon, formed in a small depression in the ground at an altitude of some 650 metres, which usually only dries up in the summer.
There are curious stone walls surrounding this area. Legend has it that the lagoon was enclosed by a wall to prevent the profanation of the bodies thrown into the water after a now-forgotten ancient battle.

Access

The N-640 between A Estrada and A Bandeira (Silleda) covers the area’s northern limit with turnoffs towards Curantes and Olives. Also on the Silleda- Forcarei road, turnoff to Xestoso.

The Ways of St. James

The Winter Camino
Vía de la Plata

Situation

Between the limits of the municipalities of A Estrada, Forcarei and Silleda (Pontevedra).

Area

1,080.12 hectares.
Last update: 04/05/2015
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