It is located to the south of the council of Melide and to scarce two kilometers of Melide, capital of the council and forced step of the Way of Saint James. With other places it makes up the parish of San Xoán de Furelos. The origin of the village of Furelos dates back to ancient times, and it may even have housed the Brevis mansion on the Roman road on its Braga-Astorga route. It is already mentioned in documents from the 12th century, it is also known from writings that at the same time it had a pilgrims' hospital that had been in operation for centuries, although in the 18th century it was already in ruins.
Furelos is a village that has paved streets and its stone houses, some of them still preserve their medieval gates, around its church of San Xoán, from the 19th century, although it preserves part of its primitive Romanesque building from the end of the 12th century, mainly in the south wall and in some elements of the façade. From the top of its medieval bridge, true architectural jewel of the French Way, already referenced in the twelfth century and reformed in the eighteenth you can appreciate this idyllic village. Very close, the fluvial beach of the river Furelos is perfect for the enjoyment of tranquillity and nature and parallel to the river a path, in a pleasant walk, brings the visitor to the parish of Santa Maria de Melide.
Furelos celebrates its patron saint San Juan in June.
The church of San Xoán de Furelos houses, at one side, an impressive Neo-Gothic Jesus Crucified, the work of Manuel Cagide, a sculptor from Furelos who had a workshop in the city of the Apostle.
Furelos is reached by the N-547, you will find it after passing Melide, in the direction of Lugo.
Furelos has a bus stop that runs daily along the Santiago-Lugo route. For further information the telephone number is 981 563 238.
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