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Did you know that... Fonfría

 

It is on the slope of Chao Grande and like Barbeitos, on the edge of Mount Penoucos, are places of the parish of Fonfría in the council of Fonsagrada, being furrowed by the Primitive Way. O Acevo is located at the top of the port of Acebo, already in Galician lands, is part of the parish of San Bartolo de Monteseiro in the council of Fonsagrada, and Cabreira, on the edge of Chao de Follons, is a hamlet that also belongs to the parish of Monteseiro. Fonfría is a place with a castreño past and Jacobean history, as it was entrusted by the Order of Saint John of Jerusalem dependent on that of Portomarín, and had a pilgrims' hospital that was active until the beginning of the twentieth century and of which documentation from the year 1633 is preserved. In Fonfría was born Herminio Villaverde O Cazote, master of the mouth harp, also called birimbao. Acevo is a tiny population nucleus that since ancient times counted with the sale of travellers.

Fonfría

To discover What to see in Fonfría, Barbeitos and O Acevo?

 

Fonfría welcomes the traveller with its stone houses and slate roofs. Its parish church dedicated to Santa María Magdalena was built in the 18th century. In Barbeitos its chapel is more than 100 years old and inside it houses a small altarpiece with two carvings of saints, also attracts attention a hórreo dating from the year 1850 and is made of chestnut wood. In O Acevo, and giving confirmation to the name of the place, there is a beautiful path that is shaded by a large number of holly trees.

 

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Festivities

 

In the villages of the council of Fonsagrada the traditional Antroido or carnival is celebrated in which the lights are extinguished and big axes are turned on, in Galician fallas "facades" and pilgrimage goes on.

 

Curiosities

 

O Acevo is the highest point of the Primitive Way in Galicia.

Chapel in Barbeitos

The Legend

 

In the area you can see Neolithic Medorras. With this name, medorra or mamoa, medoña, modia or some other derivative, are known in Galicia to the funerary monuments that, enclosed in a dolmen, are formed by tumuli of earth and stone.

 

 

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Get to Fonfría, O Acevo, Cabreira and Barbeitos by car

 

The LU-701 road links O Acevo with Cabreira, Fonfría, Silvela, Paradanova and A Fonsagrada. In addition this same road but in its Asturian slope arrives until Grandas de Salime turned into the AS-28.

 

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O Acevo

 

 

 


 

Cabreira

 

 

 


 

Barbeitos

 

 

 


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6:55 h.25.8 km.

Stage 07 Grandas de Salime-A Fonsagrada
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