O Paraño, O Burgo de Negral and Vilacarpide are places of the parish of Santa María do Pacio located to the southeast of the council of Friol, of which they form part, and through which the Primitive Way passes. In the municipality of Friol there are remains of ancient megalithic and castreñas civilizations, then it was occupied by Romans and Visigoths. At the time when the suevos inhabited the area, Friol was one of the richest counties in the entire province of Lugo. Of the feudal power in these lands are unequivocal sample the towers and castles that cross the territory, the tower of Friol, the Fortress of San Paio de Narla or the tower of Miraz, among others, are true examples. Families like Ulloa, Parga and Seixas shared the power, and the struggles, lawsuits and serious injustices on the part of the feudal lords were present.
Between beautiful rolling hills that protect a dream valley, between fields of grass and pasture, forests, bushes, rows of carballos, chestnut trees, oaks, pines, hide places like O Paraño, whose name seems to mean abundance of stone. O Burgo de Negral, with its farmhouse concentrated along the Way and in which embedded in a wall calls attention a carving carved in stone that seems very old. At first glance it may look like a pilgrim with a walking stick, although the locals claim that it is the image of Santa Barbara, the last vestige of the pilgrims' hospital that, according to writings, was there and is cited as "Hospitale de Villanova de Nigral". Vilacarpide, which would be a Vila Carpitus, derived from the verb carpir, chorar, llorar, can mention the mourners and mourners in the funeral cortege. In Pacio, a palace or rural pazo, between stone houses and hórreos the parish church of Santa María de Pacio stands out, also of stony walls, of Romanesque origin, and in front of the temple a 19th century transept.
The Feria del Queso y del Pan de Ousá (Cheese and Bread of Ousá Fair) is famous and takes place in March.
In carnival it is traditional to taste the rich and typical gastronomy of the place where the stew with chorizo, hoof, nose, ear, tail and other derivatives of the pork are completed with a forceful dessert of confectionery between which they emphasize the filloas, made with pig's blood, the freixós and the orellas.
The petos de ánimas are small chapels or simple hermitages, built by the neighbours of each locality normally in stone, with figures of saints and finished off on top by a cross and that in the front have a "Peto" or "Hucha" protected with a grill or a crystal, where alms are deposited for the ánimas of the Purgatory, giving rise to a manifestation of cult to the dead. In Galicia they are usually found in corners of roads, crossroads and church atriums. In the council of Friol almost all the parishes conserve crosses and dungarees. These monuments, as well as the cruisers, are believed to have arrived in Galicia through the Way of Saint James.
The most ancestral antecedents of the Primitive Way in this area are indicated by a mamoa or tumulus, a prehistoric burial that is very much earlier than the road itself and that is indicated by the parish division.
On the LU-P-2901 road that connects Lugo with Palas de Rei we will find the accesses that connect with the villages of Pacio, O Paraño, O Burgo de Negral and Vilacarpide with San Romao da Retorta as well as with other villages and nearby places.
Burgo de Negral
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