If you still have time and energy left, we can leave this monastery taking the Camiño Real de San Pedro (Royal Road of Saint Peter). A very well indicated route of ancient corredoiras (old cart paths) that run through lush autochthonous vegetation takes us back to Esgos. From there we head towards Montederramo, a place protected by high mountains, such as monte Meda and the mountain range of San Mamede, where you will find the ancient monastery of Santa María, founded during the first half of the 12th century. A single arch remains of the medieval structure, for its full renovation began in the 16th century. Something very unique about this monastery is the legend that relates its construction with the chapel over which it was built. It says that this church was built by a friar from the mountains of San Mamede with the only help of two roe deer, who carried the rocks for him. Precisely this monk—portrayed as a stone statue—is the one who guards the entrance to the church. An opportunity to discover all the corners of this religious ensemble are the guided tours that are available through the tourism office. There they guide you through two of the main jewels, the Processional Cloister and the beautiful Cloister of the Hospedería (inn). If you have enough time and enjoy nature, lengthen your stay for an extra day in Montederramo to discover its birch forest by following the hiking trails.