As you well know, we do not need to leave our borders to discover amazing corners. In fact, we are lucky to live in a country with everything a traveler could wish for: cosmopolitan cities, spectacular natural landscapes, beaches for all tastes, a wide and varied tourist offer, archaeological sites, monuments and buildings of great heritage value. … Of course, in Spain We can also boast of hosting charming towns. To prove it to you, today we are going to move to Galicia.
Specifically, today we are going to travel to Ourense, a province located in the south of the Galician region. Rich in thermal waters, this land has a lush nature and natural parks of great value. In addition, here you can enjoy some routes to discover the cultural heritage of the area. Of course, another of the province's strengths is its gastronomy. To get to know Ourense more thoroughly, next we will take a tour of some of its most beautiful towns. Would you like to join us?
First of all, we want to talk about Allariz, which was declared a Historic-Artistic Site. It is a town of layout medieval which is surrounded by chestnut forests. Here you will find important medieval buildings, in addition to the remains of the castle and the VIlanova and Frieira bridges. We also want to highlight the A Barreira field, where you will find beautiful cruzeiros and a fountain.
Another town that we must mention is Ribadavia, the former seat of the Kingdom of Galicia. This town is closely linked to wine and the Hebrew people. In fact, it houses the most important Jewish quarter in Galicia. We also want to highlight the Romanesque church of Santiago and its many temples, in addition to the Sarmiento castle.
We also want to tell you about Celanova, which stands out above all for the Celanova Monastery or San Rosendo, which dates back to medieval times. Of course, over the centuries it has suffered several modifications. In addition, you should know that in the surroundings you can find numerous sites of cultural interest, such as the Castro de Castromao, the Medieval Tower of Vilanova dos Infantes or the Virgen de Cristal Sanctuary Vilanova dos Infantes.
As it could not be otherwise, we must also talk about Parada de Sil, which is the most northern of the province, bordering Lugo. There are many corners of this town that are worth knowing, such as the hermitage of San Antonio, the church of Santa Mariña, the monastery of Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil and the Peto de Ánimas de San Mamede de Forcas. We also want to comment that the municipality has an approved hiking route.
We also want to highlight Castro Caldelas, a municipality that is made up of 16 parishes and 86 population entities. Of course, it is organized around the capital, Castro Caldelas, which is the center historical from the Tierra de Caldelas region. The ensemble of the town and the medieval fortress that finishes it off are surprising.
In the extreme northwest of the province of Ourense we find O Carballiño, which houses one of the best and largest parks natural of the autonomous community, in addition to the two oldest spas in Galicia. As for its monumental heritage, we want to highlight the Veracruz Temple, the work of the architect Antonio Palacios.
Puebla de Trives
Another town that we want to highlight is A Pobra de Trives (Puebla de Trives), which thanks to its orography, its beauty landscaping, its climate and its vegetation, it is an ideal place for rest and enjoyment of nature. As for the monuments of interest, they are related to religious architecture and medieval times.
Finally we want to talk about Verín, which houses interesting buildings such as the church of Santa María la Mayor, built in the 17th century, the Monastery of the Mercedarian Fathers and the houses that belonged to families noble as, for example, that of the Assistant, declared a Historical Heritage.
Places to see in ( Ourense - Spain ) (May 2021)
- Galicia, Orense, Ourense, towns