Laza

Information about Laza

Laza belongs to the region of Verín, and is closely linked to the Sanabrés Way, but its main attraction is the Entroido, or Carnival. It is both the oldest carnival in Galicia as well as the most multitudinous.

This locality, according to the
Bulletin of the Galician Royal Academy
that it represented the old Way of Castela, from where the Galician reapers left in search of the Castilian farm, and some merchants who came from Castile to exchange oil, peppers and meats.

This village has inspired some important illustrious people such as Tirso de Molina, in his play Mari Hernández: La Gallega, who alludes to this locality as Laza do Conde; or Pedro González de Ulloa.

 

What to see and do in Laza

Church of San Juan de Laza

This rural temple of large dimensions stands out for its Tuscan style and its beautiful capital. Inside the temple there are several baroque altars covered with gold.

Church of San Juan - Laza

Entroido of Laza

It is undoubtedly the biggest tourist attraction of this town. Being one of the oldest and most famous carnivals in Galicia, the Entroido of Laza sees how every year its inhabitants dress up and celebrate this particular version of the carnival. Although the inhabitants of Laza do not reach more than two thousand, between the 20th and the 25th of February it multiplies in a good way. It is undoubtedly the ideal time to visit Laza.

Entroido - Laza