Arzúa French Way

Information about Arzúa

This municipality located in the southern part of the province of La Coruña, is also known as the “land of cheese” in reference to the cheese made from cow’s milk of the Arzúa-Ulloa denomination of origin, and every year the cheese festival is held on the first Sunday in March.

Arzúa gives us the possibility to go back to Roman times as well as to soak up the Jacobean culture that has endured over the centuries. In this village we can find a great variety of monuments such as churches and chapels which still conserve Romanesque features, as well as civil architecture, buildings for pilgrims and stately homes.

What to see and do in Arzúa

Chapel of the Magdalena

Founded in the 16th century by the Augustinian Friars who created a small hospital to welcome pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela. But, in the 17th century they had to abandon it. It has been recently restored and it is intended to install a small museum in its rooms. The chapel has a single rectangular nave, with a semicircular arched door on the façade, which reveals its Romanesque style, and inside it still preserves the tomb of Alonso de Muñiz.

Chapel of the Magdalena Arzúa