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Monastery of Monfero  |  Nature reserve Fragas del Eume  |  Convent of Canedo  |  Chapel of San Cosme

Monastery of Monfero

Monfero Monastery is one of the best examples of monastic life in Galicia. It was founded by benedictine monks in  1135, and was later transferred to the Cistercian Order. The vast extension of territory under their control, from Ortigueira to Betanzos, shows their socioeconomic, political and cultural power.
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Nature reserve Fragas del Eume

Fragas do Eume is one of the best-preserved riverside Atlantic forests in Europe. Fewer than 500 people live within its 9,000 hectares, which gives an idea of the untouched state of these lush forests that follow the course of the River Eume. The park is shaped like a triangle whose corners and borders would Pontes, Pontedeume and Monfero.
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Convent of Canedo

Over the Sarmiento Palace (15th century), The Franciscans began extension and adaptation work on it in the 18th century. First, the church was finished, and later the Palace was remodelled to convert it into the Monastery. The cloister is very simple, and small. It was finished, as we can see by the inscriptions, between 1784 and 1785.
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Chapel of San Cosme

La ermita de San Cosme (Irixoa), es una pequeña capilla gótica (Siglo XIII) de planta rectangular, con una única nave y presbiterio. Sus muros son de cantería de granito irregular y la cubierta de teja a dos aguas. De volumetría sencilla, propia de las ermitas de la época, toda la decoración se concentra en la fachada principal. En el centro del tímpano, se hallan las figuras de San Cosme y San Miguel, así como un cerdo, relacionado con San Antonio, que simboliza la lujuria y la tentación. El entorno natural donde se ubica, así como su aislamiento, confieren al lugar un carácter mágico.
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