RÍO TÁMEGA

Natural spaces
440
On the Way of St. James

Location

Ourense

Castrelo do Val | Laza | Monterrei | Oímbra | Verín

Coordinates:
41º 57' 37.2" N - 7º 26' 44.6" W

Description

The large castle of Monterrei, undoubtedly one of the finest in Galicia, stands on a hill which is perfect for the contemplation of the valley crossed from north to south by the Támega, which receives the waters of its tributary, the Bubal, from the right. From Verín, it crosses the warm grape and wine-growing valley, with its abundant springs. The protected area covers the whole river course in Galician territory, up to the Portuguese border.
The Támega with its good quality water begins in the Altos de A Alberguería (Laza) and soon forms a corridor of riverside forests and narrow mountain valleys, such as the Laza valley. The protected area also includes the water meadows and natural pools with their abundant floating vegetation.

Access

From Verín, upstream by the OU-113 region road towards Laza, downstream by the N-532 road to Oímbra.

The Ways of St. James

Vía de la Plata

Situation

From Verín, upstream by the OU-113 region road towards Laza, downstream by the N-532 road to Oímbra.

Area

718.76 hectares.

Services

Accommodaon and food at the main villages.
Nature Natural spaces ZEC - natura 2000
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