Chantada Winter Road

Information about Chantada

Chantada is situated in the heart of Galicia, between the beautiful Miño Canyon and Monte Faro. Its beautiful old town provides lovely evenings strolling through streets full of tradition and an interesting historical heritage. Around it, nature grows like never before and provides views of incomparable scenic richness. Chantada is an area of good wine due to its location and culture, of good food and clean air brought from the surrounding forests. A charming village with great character and a thousand virtues.

What to see and do in Chantada

The old town

A walk through the old town of Chantada is the first thing any visitor should experience. This area preserves the traditional arcades, a must to see when passing through the rúa del Comercio. The river Asma, a tributary of the Miño, crosses the village with charm and gives rise to a riverside promenade with an old traditional mill and different areas of great beauty with all the services, including a park with picnic area. In the Plaza del Mercado you can see the Casona de Lemos which was formerly the town’s market. The main street Dous de Maio is a stamp of the stately past of Chantada, a traffic that envelops every walker with its charm.

The Romanesque Route

Part of the charm of Chantada resides in the numerous samples of Romanesque architecture so it is an excellent ideal to make this route and to contemplate them in a route. It begins in the district of A Ponte from where you can see the Monastery of San Salvador de Asma belonging to the ninth century. Other examples to admire are Santa María de Pesqueiras or Santa María de Nogueira, the latter dating from the 12th century.

The Mourulle Bridge

The Mourulle Bridge was designed by the civil engineer José Antonio Torroja Cabanillas, II Marquis of Torroja with the intention of joining the parishes of San Xián de Ínsua and San Vicente de Mourulle in 1969. It is of great architectural beauty, with the modernity of its metal structure and in the incomparable scenic surroundings of the valley of the river Miño, in the Ribeira Sacra.