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The village, through which the Way of Saint James passes, together with eleven other places and villages, forms the parish of Ligonde, within the council of Monterroso, to the west of the province of Lugo. The mámoas, burial mounds, petroglyphs, menhirs and castros that can be seen in the area, as well as the pazos and stately houses that shine on their walls and facades, blazons and coats of arms of noble families, testify to the long history and culture of these lands. In Ligonde, an important castro speaks of ancient population settlements but, according to writings, is named around the tenth century in Jacobean itineraries.


To discover What to see in Ligonde y A Prebisa?

In Ligonde there existed, in the tenth century, a pilgrims' hospital that could be ruled by the knights of the Order of Santiago and which still in the year 1753 was spoken of and next to it, where today stands a simple stone cross and an information panel remembering it, a cemetery of pilgrims. Between the village of A Prebisa and Ligonde, the Lameiros cross, possibly one of the most famous, beautiful and ancient of the entire Way of Saint James, has stood proudly since 1670. In it, the Passion of Christ is evident, showing on one side the image of the Virgin of Sorrows and on the other Christ on the cross and a skull at the foot of the cross.

 Cruise of Lameiros


The parish of Ligonde celebrates festivities in honour of Santo Cristo in mid-September.


In Ligonde you can appreciate some traditional constructions that are like small hórreos and are known by the name of cabeceiros, made with sticks interwoven like baskets and covered with thatched roofs.

Pilgrims on their he passed through A Prebisa


The House of Carneiro, in Ligonde, was founded by the Ulloa family and there, on their way to Santiago, were lodged illustrious characters and even kings such as Charles I and his son Philip II. It is said that from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century this house enjoyed the right of asylum to which they could welcome and thus obtain their freedom all those persecuted by the justice that up to here arrived and were kept within its walls.

Get to Ligonde and A Prebisa by car

Ligonde can be reached from Hospital da Cruz on the N-540 between Lugo and Orense, this road reaches Lingonde after having passed through Ventas de Narón and A Prebisa. Also by her but in its other sense we arrived at Lingonde from the LU-3301 that communicates the localities of O Marco and Monterroso. At the same time, the LU-3305 joins Ligonde with the neighbouring towns of Mouronte, Milleirós or Corredoira, among others.


A Prebisa

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7:45 h.28.6 km.

Stage 27 Palas de Rei-Arzúa
Difficulty-ModerateRed difficulty category, level 1. More demanding stages, either because they are longer, more uneven or have a specific difficulty.

6:20 h.24.8 km.

Stage 26 Portomarín-Palas de Rei
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5:45 h.22.3 km.

Stage 25 Sarria-Portomarín
Difficulty-MediumGreen difficulty category, level 3. Stages of moderate distance and slope, not overcoming great distances or slopes.
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