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Did you know that... Boente

 

It's situated in the east of the council of Arzúa, A Coruña, being one of its parishes. The town is divided into two Boente de Riba and Abaixo. It was part of the lordship of the Altamira and in the Middle Ages it is already mentioned in the "Liber Sancti Iacobi". The Jacobean route, in its variant of the French Way, enters the council of Arzúa by A Peroxa and then Boente. The close link between the place and the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela bears witness to the name of its parish dedicated to the Apostle.

Boente

To discover What to see in Boente and A Peroxa?

 

In Boente, where the road joins the road, is the Fountain of Pilgrims, called Fonte da Saleta. A cross also welcomes the pilgrim before he can see the parish church of Santiago built in medieval times. But before and very close to Boente, in A Peroxa is the chapel of Rocamador.

 

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Festivities

 

Boente celebrates its festivities on 25 and 26 July in honour of Santiago and on the third weekend of September it celebrates the Virgen de la Saleta.

A Peroxa

Traditions

 

Boente are famous for making the best cheeses in the area, and perhaps the tastiest in Spain. 

 

Curiosities

 

In A Peroxa, you will find the hermitage of Rocamador. This Marian devotion to Saint Mary of Rocamador came here thanks to the pilgrims who in the 12th and 13th centuries came from the French zone of the Midi, and who encouraged it all along the Way. There are still carvings of the Black Virgin in churches such as Sangüesa or in chapels such as Finisterre.

Fonte da Saleta in Boente

The Legend

 

Legend has it that the waters flowing from the Fonte da Saleta have curative properties and it is said that when pilgrims came here with yagas on their feet when they were washed in these waters they were cured, it is also said that they increase their appetite and take away their sorrows. 

 

 

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Get to Boente and A Peroxa by car

 

To get to Boente and A Peroxa we have to follow the N-547 that joins Santiago de Compostela and Lugo. This road crosses Boente, being where also we will find the detours that approach us until the near A Peroxa.​

 

By bus

 

Boente has a bus stop that covers the Lugo-Santiago de Compostela route daily and at different times.

 

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A Peroxa

 

 

 


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