The land around Celanova and A Baixa Limia offers an interesting variety of tourist attractions that turn them into an exceptional destination. The series of towers along A Limia (A Pena in Xinzo, A Forxa in Porqueira and the Sandiás Tower) show the strategic and defensive nature of this territory. The chapel of San Miguel, in the vicinity of the monastery of Celanova, and the church of Santa Comba de Bande are two perfect examples of the Pre-Romanesque style in Galicia. The monastery and its Baroque church, as well as the old village centre of Celanova are an unavoidable visit to this part of the Ourense province. And in the proximities of this village, we recommend you visit the charming medieval nucleus of Vilanova dos Infantes and the Castro settlement of Castromao, belonging to the Iron Age, that shows us what the fi rst hamlets in the northwest peninsular were like. Let us point out two very different tourist experiences: relaxing in the thermal waters of the river Caldo, near Lobios, and enjoying the carnivals in Xinzo de Limia.