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R4 - Os Torgais Route

Leave Parada de Sil at the spot known as Fondo de Vila and head towards the “Foxo do Lobo” (wolf pit) along a cart path, passing several of the chestnut drying huts known as sequeiros.

A good track leads to Os Torgais Viewpoint and then on to a spot known as “Balcones de Madrid”. This extraordinary viewpoint is where street merchants who sold rolled wafers, a profession with a long tradition in the entire Ribeira Sacra region, once bid farewell to their families. When these Parada de Sil natives set off, they would usually say that they were ‘going to Madrid’, giving one of the most extraordinary spots from which to view the Sil River Canyon its name.

After a descent along a cobbled path, the route comes to Portela. A paved trail climbs up to San Antonio Chapel. After crossing the road which leads to Santa Cristina Monastery, it continues on to the village of Santa Mariña. This section is shared with Route 3 - Parada de Sil Circular, which runs in the opposite direction. It is therefore advisable to exercise caution.

Santa Cristina Monastery is one of the most delightful spiritual centres in the Ribeira Sacra region and well worth a visit. ‘Ribas de Sil’ was added to its name in 1508, when it became part of Santo Estevo de Ribas de Sil Monastery, serving as the priorate. Apart from the history contained within its walls, the spectacular Romanesque style church with Gothic elements is especially noteworthy.

ruta OS TORGÁS
start pointCasa do Concello de Parada de Sil
42º23´00.27” N / 007º34´19.56”W
 max. heightaltitude difference (+)distanceconnection/s
671 m218 m8,8 km3
fi nish pointCasa do Concello de Parada de Sil
42º23´00.27” N / 007º34´19.56”W
min. heightaltitude difference (-)timedifficulty
546 m-218 m1h 10'

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