Monforte de Lemos is the capital of the well-known Ribeira Sacra, a town with an important historical legacy and great natural wealth. Thanks to its location as the only town in the centre of the Ribeira Sacra, it is the best place to get to know the whole area in all its splendour. It also offers interesting monuments and museums for a good dose of cultural tourism during your stay. It is a place to enjoy the tradition and let yourself be carried away by the natural and gastronomic richness, one of the most interesting villages in this area of Galicia.
What to see and do in Monforte de Lemos
The canyon and the banks of the Sil River
The canyon of the Sil is one of the outstanding elements of the Ribeira del Sil. It presents a striking shape, with a set of great beauty formed by rocks and clear waters. With impressive slopes that were worked since the most ancient civilizations and that continue being sustenance for many of the inhabitants of the zone at the present time. It provides an exquisite postcard that no traveler should miss, an excellent example of the majesty of nature.
The Monastery of San Vicente del Pino
In the heart of Monforte de Lemos and located on the top of a hill is the Monastery of San Vicente del Pino. It is one of the emblems of this city and represents a historical legacy of great notoriety. It was initially built by the Benedictines in the tenth century, although today you can see the final construction dating from the sixteenth century. It is of an elegant neoclassical style and shows the image of the patron saint of Monforte de Lemos inside, Our Lady of Montserrat. The monastic complex is used today as a Parador de turismo.