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On the Way of St. James

Location

Ourense

A Gudiña | A Mezquita

Coordinates:
41º 58' 25.2" N - 7º 00' 50.0" W

Description

The region is on the line of the desirable green corridor between the Ourense Macizo Central and the large Portuguese Montesinho Natural Park, which covers the entire Portuguese boundary from Zamora to Ourense. On the Galician side it comprises the mountain range of A Esculqueira (1,149 m) and the resonant Penedo dos Tres Reinos (1,004 m), point of union of the triple historical frontier of the medieval kingdoms of Portugal, Galicia and León.
Of well-deserved fame are the extensive chestnut groves growing in this mid-mountain region. On the peaks scrub predominates providing cover for stable populations of wolves and roe deer.

Access

On the A-55 southern coast highway or the N-525 road, exit to A Mezquita with a turnoff onto the OU-311 local road.

The Ways of St. James

Vía de la Plata

Situation

Bordering Portugal and also the province of Zamora. Municipalities of A Gudiña and A Mezquita (Ourense).

Area

5.853,81 hectares

Services

At the main villages.
Nature Natural spaces ZEC - natura 2000
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