The environment

The immediate surroundings of the village are an idyllic place for those who, in addition to wanting to enjoy the magical atmosphere of the ethnographic complex, also want to enjoy outdoor activities, good gastronomy, a cultural tour or pure nature. .
Being located next to the Natural Park of Las Fragas del Eume, there are innumerable paths and trails that run through the park among the dense fragas, many of these paths being located along the river bank.

Casa do Grilo

Nestled at the foot of Monte da Corda and Monte da Pena, in one of the most picturesque valleys in the province of La Coruña / Galicia (municipality of Monfero), is the rural village of Casa Do Grilo.
The beginnings of this group of traditional houses date back several centuries, in fact some of the stones that make up the set come from medieval buildings. In addition, in our complex we find typical and traditional constructions of this area of Spain such as a granary, two ovens, a forge, a well … These elements, which have been rigorously recovered, give the village an exceptional ethnographic value.

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.

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.

Chapel of San Cosme

The hermitage of San Cosme (Irixoa) is a small Gothic chapel (13th century) with a rectangular plan, with a single nave and presbytery. Its walls are made of irregular granite stonework and the gabled tile roof. Of simple volumetry, typical of the hermitages of the time, all the decoration is concentrated on the main façade. In the center of the tympanum, there are the figures of San Cosme and San Miguel, as well as a pig, related to San Antonio, which symbolizes lust and temptation. The natural environment where it is located, as well as its isolation, give the place a magical character.

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.