Rodeiro Winter Road

Information about Rodeiro

Rodeiro is located in the central area of Galicia, in the so-called highlands of the Galician ridge. With a temperate climate and a landscape full of charm, this village arises under the protection of a medieval fortress of which some remains are still preserved. A place of legend. In Rodeiro there are several hiking trails that invite you to enjoy nature and taste excellent delicacies typical of the Galician lands. Its architecture is reminiscent of times gone by and a stroll through the town rarely disappoints.

What to see and do in Rodeiro

The route do Faro

This route connects with the most natural part of Rodeiro and is the most interesting of the area. It is a simple route and of great importance, as it is included in the network of trails of Small Route of the Galician Federation of Mountaineering as well as in the European and State Guides Certified by the E.R.A and the F.E.D.M.E. It presents a path with impressive views and passes by the Monte Faro, a strategic point to contemplate the nearby lands, and by the Chapel of the Virgin of the Faro.

Rodeiro Route

The church and Casa Fortaleza of Camba

The church and the Casa Fortaleza de Camba form an architectural and historical complex of great interest, also known as Casa de Forte de San Xoán. Its original name alludes to one of the oldest noble families in Galicia, the Camba, who were also related to the Rodeiro. The fortress presents an architecture with references to the Middle Ages in the context of a walled enclosure with two towers. Although the original construction was destroyed in the 15th century, it was remodelled between the 16th and 17th centuries to become a pazo. As it is a private building, access to the interior is not allowed, but you can enjoy its exterior architecture and get an excellent visual reference of past times.

Camba Rodeiro House

The Manuel Lamazares Municipal Cultural Center

In Rodeiro you can also visit this cultural centre which was inaugurated in 1993. It was initially opened as a House of Culture with a large library inside and an auditorium with a capacity for 94 people. At present, this centre offers a good number of services, including the library, the museum, the exhibition hall and the auditorium. Excellent option for a cultural day out when visiting this town.

The route of the Pazos

The route of the pazos is another nice alternative to go on foot and enjoy the village in the open air. It has a length of about 6 km and starts from the chapel of the Virgen del Faro. On this route you can see the different noble houses of Rodeiro, all of them with architectural inspiration from the Middle Ages, most of them belonging to the so-called churrucaos. An ideal plan to combine history and nature.

The Coto dos Mouros Dolmen

Rodeiro has a dolmen from the Neolithic period, although it is surrounded by lush vegetation that can make it difficult to see. It is fallen forming the structure of a mamoa and it is one of the few remains of this type that are in an excellent state of preservation. The route and the location are really nice, in an excellent natural environment to walk and enjoy a bit of history.

The church of San Martiño de Asperelo

This temple of Romanesque origin is located at the foot of Monte Faro, on the way to the hermitage Nosa Señora do Faro. This beautiful construction was built in the year 1225 by the monks of San Pedro de Vilanova de Dozón. It is of a single plant of Romanesque style, with two lateral decorated doors and several figures sculpted in its interior.

Church of San Martino Asperedo Rodeiro

Gastronomy and festivities

In this town the good food is very important and you can also enjoy an excellent Albariño wine. So much so that it has different festivals focused on gastronomy, such as the Fiesta de la Fartura in which different handmade products are traded. Also the Festa da Caza that takes place the third weekend of November with the mission to show the products of the zone, very related to the hunting pieces.

Mapa de Rodeiro