French Way - Triacastela

Information about Triacastela

Triacastela is a municipality located in the province of Lugo, in the region of Sarria and is the first Galician village on the French Way. It is an area with a lot of pilgrim traffic where travellers will find a lot of Jacobean culture. The village houses different curiosities and religious constructions that embellish the stay, so that the passage through this town can be of the most comforting in all aspects.

What to see and do in Triacastela

The remains of the castles

In this town there were three important castles or castros, from this it receives the name of Triacastela. Several archaeological remains of great interest are preserved, since they bring the traveller closer to the most ancient past of this town. In this town there were three important castles or castros, from this it receives the name of Triacastela. Several archaeological remains of great interest are preserved, since they bring the traveller closer to the most ancient past of this town. You can also find some parts of other constructions related to the French Way, such as hospitals and hermitages for pilgrims.

The cave of Eirós

In this Eirós Cave remains of Homo neanderthalensis were found and a total of 13 panels with rock art have been identified. A milestone for the town’s heritage, with a total of 93 motifs and the recovery of more than ten thousand registers and pieces. Today it is one of the reference sites for the study of the evolution of civilizations, technology and the paleoclimatic characteristics of the hunter-gatherer communities that inhabited the site 40,000 years ago. In Cancelo is where this discovery is located, and there is also the Church of San Cristovo de Cancelo, which has paintings from the 16th century.

Eirós Cave - Triacastela

The church of Triacastela

This temple of Romanesque style was born dedicated to Peter and Paul. With the passage of time, the Jacobean route became increasingly important in the place and, based on the success of Santiago, in the people who passed through the town, changed its invocation to honor the matamoros.

Church - Triacastela

Popular festivals

In the hermitage of San Mamede takes place one of the main celebrations that are part of the culture of Triacastela, in which it is interesting to participate if you pass through the area on those dates. On August 17th the pilgrimage in honour of the saint takes place every year and this effectively moves around the quiet chapel. On the other hand, on Holy Saturday there is the Craft Fair, when the village becomes the meeting point for the great master craftsmen of the area.

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