The small village of Pedrouzo belongs to the parish of Arca and is the capital of O Pino. A town that has been shaped around the Camino de Santiago, being, along with Monte do Gozo, the last stop for pilgrims before their arrival in Santiago de Compostela.
It offers all kinds of services for walkers, from hostels to luxurious pazos and spas where they can rest and spend the last day as pilgrims.
What to see and do in O Pedrouzo
The parish church of Santa Eulalia de Arca
This chapel is surrounded by an atrium and the rectory that gives it elegance and value. It was built in neoclassical style very well decorated inside with images and its famous scallop-shaped altar in the village of O Pedrouzo. What we see today is the reconstruction of the original chapel that burned down at the end of the 19th century, when Spain was suffering the war against Cuba and the devotees went from this place to Compostela to pray for the victory of their country.
Church of Santa María de Castrofeito
Here we see a church built at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th century. It stands out for its neoclassical style and its natural location, surrounded by its characteristic cemetery. It consists of a main body of concrete and Arabic tile, and an attached sacristy that delights the most devout. It is one of those little gems that can go unnoticed but hide a point of interest in this town.
Church of Santa María de Gonzar
In this small church we notice the predominance of the baroque style in O Pedrouzo, located in a wonderful setting, near the old rectory. It has one of the most special cruceiros of all the concello of O Pino, and its architecture is based on a Latin cross plant, the transept and its presbytery.
In this area we can find the remains of several Roman forts, from the Iron Age and from different historical periods. Among all these we highlight the castro of Oza, in San Mamede de Ferreiros, or the one of A Terroeira, near which we can find a bronze modius with a Latin inscription.
The church of Lardeiros
Known as “A Catedral da montaña”, this church stands out for its size and beauty. Its baroque style reigned by a Latin cross plan with two beautiful chapels attached to both sides also presents noble coats of arms of the founding family of this patronage.