Where the Way of Saint James passes, it forms part of the municipality of Piedrafita do Cebreiro and is located to the south of O Cebreiro. It is one of the parishes of the municipality that groups the nearby towns of Brimbeira, Celeiró, Conterces and Liñares itself. The place was given by the Crown to the old monastery of O Cebreiro so that the monks could cover their needs with cloth. Although today the parish is part of the archpriesthood of Triacastela, it used to belong to the territorial jurisdiction of Valdefariña with a centre in San Xián do Hospital de Padornelo and over which the house of Valcárcel had a lordship.
Among the houses of Liñares, the parish church stands out, pre-Romanesque from the 8th century, dedicated to San Esteban, which has a shape very similar to that of Santa María de O Cebreiro, with a three-level tower with a paved roof. The church has undergone several restorations and has a beautiful Baroque altarpiece inside.
In Liñares in mid-August the festivities of the Rosary are celebrated.
The name Liñares comes from the old linen plantations that existed in the place.
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Liñares is reached by the LU-633 road that follows the course of the Way of Saint James joining Pedrafita do Cebreiro with Triacastela, Samos and Sarria among other localities.
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