It is a place that is part of the parish of Castañeda of the council of Arzúa. In this small village of the council of Arzúa there was a lime kiln and according to the Codex Calixtino, in which it was already mentioned under the name of Castaniella, until A Fraga Alta the pilgrims of the French Way brought the stones they had picked up in Triacastela to contribute, in this way, with their grain of sand in the material necessary for the construction of the cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
In the village you can see the parish church of Santa María de Castañeda built in the 18th century and which has a Baroque style altarpiece.
Castañeda on the first Sunday in July honours the Virgen del Rosario and on 15 August celebrates Santa María.
Legend has it that a gentleman had a beautiful daughter who was sought after by many gallants. Since no one was to his liking and tired of all of them, he decided to make a spell and turned the girl into a snake. Only he who kissed the snake three times could undo the charm and marry his daughter. A boy who was aware of what had happened to the girl, followed the ritual and the snake was again the beautiful lady, then the father kept his promise and the boys were married.
To get to A Fraga Alta we have to follow the N-547 that joins Santiago de Compostela and Lugo. The locality is also served by local roads that connect it with nearby villages.
A Fraga Alta has a bus stop that covers the route Lugo-Santiago de Compostela daily at different times. For further information the telephone number is 981 563 238.
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