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The Ribeira Sacra

The town of Pantón, at the centre of the Ribeira Sacra, is located south of the Lugo Province, bordering on the town halls of Monforte de Lemos, Chantada, Carballedo, Nogueira de Ramuín, Sober and O Saviñao. Its capital is O Castro de Ferreira, named after an ancient hill fort settlement with 600 inhabitants, which constitutes the administrative centre of the town.

The Ribeira Sacra takes its name from the various of monasteries surrounding the area (18 of them can still be visited nowadays). The CabeMiño and Sil rivers constitute the geographical borders of this town hall. In these rivers you can practice certain sports and go on excursions that will let you to admire the astonishing landscape of the Ribeira.


The traditional cuisine of Pantón focuses on the traditional dishes from the Lemos Valley, like the stew, Galician empanada or á feira octopus. 

During the pig slaughter period the blood filloas and the ears are the dish that stand out. Within pastry, flores, and French toasts are the ones that excel during Carnival, and during the rest of the year leche frita and almendrados are the best loved options. 


The Route of the Reservoirs is one of the main tourist attractions in Lugo. Few kilometers away from Ferreira de Pantón, the beautiful landscape of the Ribeira Sacra can be admired while navigating on catamaran while the old Miño river shows its ancient legacy.

Other activity on the list can be a visit to Manzaneda, a ski resort situated 70 km away, with various touristic and sports activities that allows it to be operational throughout the entire year.

Lastly, architecture lovers can admire the collection of historical monuments in San Vicente del Pino, located 8 km away from Ferreira de Pantón, in the Lemos Valley. They can also enjoy our Roman legacy while observing the marvelous bridge, built over the Cabe river, and which divides the city into two parts. 


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