Ferreira Lugo Primitive Way

Information about Ferreira

Ferreira is a tiny village that belongs to the municipality of Palas de Rei, in the region of Ulloa. It is characterized by its Roman bridge, located on the road that linked Lugo with Iria Flavia.

Although Ferreira has little heritage of interest for the visitor, the life of the village has been revitalized with the passage of the pilgrims who travel the Primitive Way to Santiago de Compostela. Several shelters were built to give shelter to the walkers, as well as a boarding house and a canteen.

What to see and do in Ferreira

Church of Santa Eulalia of Bóveda

Pilgrims on the Primitive Way cannot reach Ferreira without visiting the Church of Santa Eulalia de Bóveda. It is located halfway through the stage with a perfectly signposted detour at the village of Uceira.

The church of Santa Eulalia de Bóveda, declared a Historic-Artistic Monument and an Asset of Cultural Interest, is a unique and enigmatic paleochristian temple, half-buried and shady. A rectangular enclosure with the appearance of a crypt which is accessed through a small portico with a horseshoe door and in which everything is quite unusual. Inside we find a pond and abundant murals on the walls full of birds, a stone on a pedestal whose function is not well defined.

Wall murals Santa Eulalia de Boveda Camino Primitivo Ferreira