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It is in the shadow of the mount of two Penedos and belongs to the parish of Santa María de Gondar. Bascuas, in the parish of Santa María de Bascuas, in the valley, is irrigated by the stream of the same name. To the north of Bascuas is the Daquelcabo district, and forming part of the parish of San Martiño Carballido, As Casas da Viña, whose name needs no explanation when admired on the façades of the houses clusters hanging from the vines. For all these places enters the Primitive Way in the council of Lugo. Gondar grew around a fortified castro and already in the year 1369 a hospital house is quoted that was here. According to historians, the origins of this village go back to a Basque settlement related to one of the battles that Doña Urraca, queen of Galicia, fought against the king of León. From the history of the place there are also the remains of an old defence tower that can be seen in the estate called the tower, near the church. 

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To discover What to see in Gondar, Bascuas, Daquelcabo and As Casas da Viña?

 

Between carballeiras and pine groves are the houses of Gondar and its parish church of Santa María, built in the 18th century but reformed in the 20th century, which houses two interesting altarpieces, one from the 16th century and the other from the 17th century. In Bascuas, in a rural landscape where houses are intermingled with the countryside, dairy farms, orchards and fruit trees, the church, also dedicated to Santa María, dates from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries and the size of the double-span belfry for its two bells is striking. The rectory house is abandoned next to it. Daquelcabo, As Casas da Viña its surroundings between the rural-agro and the residential one is announcing the proximity to the great city.

Bascuas

Festivities

 

In addition to celebrating Santiago on 25 July, Gondar, Bascuas and the districts of Daquelcabo and As Casas Da Viña celebrate the patron saint of the council of Lugo San Froilán on 5 October.

 

Traditions

 

Tradition has it that between the parish church of San Martiño de Carballido, to which As Casas Da Viña belongs, and the place of Santa Leocadia there was a stone Viacrucis, from which the name of the road between the two places derives "camiño do calvario".

Daquelcabo

Curiosities

 

In this area so close to Lugo capital, the Jacobean route runs through a stretch known as the French Coast, not an allusion to the Côte d'Azur but a slope called French by the number of French pilgrims who climbed here, on their way to Santiago, the Monte dos Penedos and Alto da Devesa.

As Casas da Viña

The Legend

 

In Gondar there is a fountain A Fontiña das Valiñas, which according to the legend everyone who drinks from its waters finds love.

 

 

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Get to Gondar, Bascuas, As Casas Da Viña and Daquelcabo by car

 

Gondar and Bascuas are connected to each other by the LU-P-2917 road. The LU-530 road also connects them with Lugo and Fonsagrada as well as As Casas Da Viña and Daquelcabo. 

 

By bus

 

The nearest bus station is the one in Lugo which is located in the Constitución Square, s/n. and the telephone number is 982 223 985.

 

By train

 

The nearest train station is Lugo, whose address is Conde Fontao s/n Square.

 

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