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.