The region is composed by nine municipalities: A Rúa, O Barco, Rubiá, Petín, O Bolo, Carballeda, Larouco, Vilamartin and A Veiga. Almost all of them have wine farms that give this territory a unique singularity.
Valdeorras is the most Eastern region of the province of Ourense, limiting with León. The wealth in natural resources and the lands fertility made Valdeorras a reception area of many peoples along history.
There are abundant remains from the megalithic era in the Natural Park of the "Serra da Enciña da Lastra", besides the rock strokes and the petroglyphs of Valdegodos, Petín and San Esteban de A Rúa Vella.
The arrival of the Romans substantially changed the valley, because they moved population centers to the plains and built one of the most important roads of the Iberian Peninsula, the “Vía XVIII” or “Vía Nova” [later used as Camino Real or Camino de Invierno (Winter Way) on the Saint James Way. Bridges like those of the Bibei River, tombstones like that of A Rúa Vella, A Cigarrosa’s mosaics and milestones, form part of the Roman imperial legacy; although its most singular piece of work is the tunnel at Montefurado, excavated in order to divert the river’s course to extract the gold it dragged and today it is a place with a great touristic attraction and can be seen from a few meters above from the N-120 road.
Subsequently, in the XVII century the spectacular Sanctuary of As Ermitas stands out surrounded by ancient terraced vineyards, that nowadays have become one of the most important places of cult in this area.
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