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Top Choice Winery in Castro Caldelas & Around

Adega Algueira

At Doade, a few kilometres up the LU903 from the Río Sil towards Monforte de Lemos, the Algueira winery produces some of Ribeira Sacra's best wines and offers one-hour tours that include tastings (four wines) as wel…
Top Choice Winery in Castro Caldelas & Around

Ponte da Boga

One of the most interesting wineries in the Castro Caldelas area, Ponte da Boga dates back to 1898 and is one of a growing number of wineries that are reviving autochthonous Galician grape varieties. Some of its win…
Top Choice Monastery in Luintra & Around

Mosteiro de Santo Estevo

The enormous Mosteiro de Santo Estevo, on the side of the steep, thickly wooded valley above the Río Sil, dates from the 12th century and has three magnificent cloisters (one Romanesque-Gothic, two Renaissance), a R…
Top Choice Monastery in Luintra & Around

Mosteiro de San Pedro de Rocas

Founded in AD 573, this enchanting mini-monastery stands hidden among dense woods 11km south of Luintra. It contains three cave chapels, originally carved out of the rock as retreats for early hermits, plus a number…
Galician in Monforte de Lemos

Edulis

Edulis presents generous portions of tasty Galician fare with a contemporary touch in a bright, clean-lined dining room – especially fresh fish, succulent meats and some great homemade desserts. The long wine list s…
Castle in Castro Caldelas & Around

Castillo de Castro Caldelas

The imposing 14th-century castle at the top of Castro Caldelas houses an ethnographic museum and the local tourist office, and affords superb panoramas from the top of its tower.
Tower in Monforte de Lemos

Torre da Homenaxe

The 13th-and-14th-century Torre da Homenaxe, the stout and sturdy keep of the medieval castle of the Counts of Lemos, looms atop the Monte de San Vicente. It's 30m high, with 3m-thick walls. Exhibits on medieval Mon…
Museum in Monforte de Lemos

Centro do Viño da Ribeira Sacra

The Ribeira Sacra Wine Centre has displays on the region's wine, culture and history, brought to life in enjoyable 45-minute guided visits, usually scheduled for 11.30am, 12.30pm, 5 or 5.30pm and 6.30 or 7pm Tuesday…
Galician in Monforte de Lemos

Restaurante O Grelo

A rustic-looking stone building on the road up to the Monte de San Vicente, O Grelo has a large bright upstairs dining room adorned with modern art, and specialises in quality fish and grilled meats and other Galici…
Monastery in Parada de Sil & Around

Mosteiro de Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil

The little Mosteiro de Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil, with a 12th-century Romanesque church, is hidden romantically among trees above the canyon, 4km by road down from Parada de Sil.