We have realized that in Vuela Viajes we have not talked about Galicia as much as this autonomous community deserves. And we are talking about a territory that has everything a tourist could wish for, except for the sun, which is not as common as the Galicians would like. Thus, here you can enjoy dense forests, wild rivers, exquisite cuisine, pulsating cities, amazing beaches and, of course, charming towns.
To compensate us, the other day we already told you about the most beautiful towns in A Coruña, but today we want to enter another province of Galicia. We refer to Lugo , which is surprising both for its capital, which houses a Roman wall declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and for its landscapes of great contrast, since it has both mountainous areas and beaches. Today we are talking about some of its most beautiful towns. Can you come with us?
Monforte de Lemos
First of all, we want to talk about Monforte de Lemos, one of the most important towns in inland Galicia. It is surprising for its urban area, which preserves many buildings and monuments. In fact, it has been declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. Special mention should be made of its palace , originally from the 13th century, although it was renovated in the 16th century.
We continue our tour of Lugo in Ribadeo, a town that looks stately. Here a pilgrimage declared of tourist interest is held on the first Sunday in August. In addition, you should know that As Catedrais is located here, one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. On the other hand, we recommend a visit to the modernist pazo of the Moreno brothers, the port of Porcillán and the Pancha Island lighthouse.
How could it be otherwise, we are also going to talk about Viveiro, which houses an important artistic heritage. The remains of the old medieval wall stand out , of which some vestiges are preserved. Of course, we must also highlight its landscapes, its beaches and its surroundings.
Another place that could not be missing from the list is O Cebreiro, a village that preserves a set of stone houses with thatched roofs. Also striking is its pre-Romanesque church and the San Giraldo de Aurillac inn, which has been in operation since the 9th century.
Another town in Lugo that is worth visiting is Mondoñedo, which is located in a wide valley open to the Cantabrian Sea. Its old town is surprising, which has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest, and the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption, which is a National Monument. In addition, in the square where the Cathedral is located, there are also the Episcopal Palace, the Old Town Hall, the monument to Álvaro Cunqueiro and houses with arcades.
In the Sierra de los Ancares we find Piornedo, a small village that consists of a group of mountain houses, pallozas, granaries and porches. Some pallozas have been restored as a museum and can be visited. We want to highlight the hermitage dedicated to San Lorenzo that is located at the top of the town.
We also want to talk to you about Belesar, a town that is divided in two by the course of the Miño. Thus, one part belongs to O Saviñao and the other to Chantada. You should know that there is a hiking route that links this Galician corner with the town of A Veiga. It is worth doing it to contemplate some beautiful landscapes.
Finally, we want to talk about Foz, a municipality that is located in the northernmost slope of the province. Interesting examples of civil and religious architecture can be found in the nine parishes that make up the municipality. Of course, we must also highlight its natural wealth and its beaches.
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