It belongs to the council of O Pino, southeast of the province of La Coruña and is a village of the parish of Santa Eulalia de Arca through which passes the Way of Saint James. From A Rúa there are historical references of many centuries ago, this medieval village was known by the name of Dos Casas perhaps referring to its structure around the main street.
A Rúa is a village that keeps alive the charm it had in the past captured in its typical stone houses. From its noble history a stone shield can be admired in one of its houses, where the pazo of Dos Casas was located. A beautiful and old fountain with only one spout, known as Fonte de A Picha, calms the thirst of the visitor. It also completes its attraction with walks between green paths or nautical activities in the nearby Portodemouros reservoir formed by the waters of the river Ulla.
A Rúa celebrates festivities in honour of Santa Eulalia in December, the Sunday following the day of Corpus commemorates it. Without forgetting the important fairs and pilgrimages that take place in the municipality.
Oral tradition has it that in the village of A Rúa there was a modest pilgrims' hospital.
In A Rúa is located the main tourist office of the town hall of O Pino. For more information the telephone number is 981 510 548
Legend has it that where today there is a solar vacuum in other times was located a church, but that in the nineteenth century was destroyed by the events that occurred there. The story tells how a son of a poor family was sent to the ranks in substitution of another boy of a wealthy family. The poor boy's mother died of grief and worry about the fate that might befall her son. When the soldier learned of the death of his mother vowed to take revenge and when he returned to the village was in search of the priest who had approved the replacement and in the same church caused death, after which and before this desecration the church was abandoned reaching its destruction and collapse.
We find A Rúa next to the N-547 that joins Santiago de Compostela and Lugo, as we leave O Pedrouzo in the direction of Melide.
A Rúa has a metropolitan bus service every day of the week that connects it with nearby towns and Santiago. Also the regular transport service that covers the route Santiago-Lugo every day of the week and in different schedules, has stop in the village.
The closest train station to A Rúa is Santiago de Compostela.
The nearest airport is Lavacolla in Santiago.
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