FESTA DA ANDROLLA E O ENTROIDO DE VIANA DO BOLO

Tourist Interest
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Dates of celebration: 20/02 - 21/02 27/02 - 28/02 01/03 - 06/03

Location

Viana do Bolo - Ourense

Coordinates:
42º 10' 49.9" N - 7º 06' 47.0" W

Description

These mountainous lands, bordering on the province of Zamora, preserve the essence of their age-old traditions. Proof of this is the parade of foilones, held on Carnival Sunday, when groups of masked figures from each parish walk through the streets to the accompaniment of deafeningly loud percussion instruments. One of the typical masks is the "boteiros", an exotic looking mask crowned by a large wreath of flowers that has its roots in ancestral rites, further adorned with elements brought back by emigrants from far-off countries. The culinary aspect of this festival centres on the "androlla" - pigs stomach stuffed with cured pork meat, an essential part of the local stew, served with "cachelos" (boiled potatoes) and turnip top greens.

Further features

Carnival
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