Sgraffito in Torre Square (Castro Caldelas)


Work was carried out on a building located in the centre of Castro Caldelas, declared a Historical-Artistic Monument in 1988, and on which chamfered edges were sufficient.

Castro Caldelas is a welcoming place for visitors and offers a viewpoint over the River Sil as it passes through the Ribeira Sacra. We are endeavouring to recover the traditional technique of Sgraffito, providing it with an added, contemporary value by combining it with mural painting. Undoubtedly, a totally innovative technique which will not be lost on our visitors.

As is usual in Tourism Consortium beautification projects, different motifs related to the customs and traditions of the Ribeira Sacra feature. In this case, the decoration features the route of the "Irrio" in the Remedios procession, and the well-known Torch-burning Festival.

The building is close to the mediaeval fortress, comprising a stately home and castle, originally belonging to the family of the Counts of Lemos. Close by, we can also visit the neoclassical Remedios shrine and the16th-century Santa Isabel church.

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La edificación se encuentra próxima a la fortaleza medieval, compuesta por pazo y castillo, en origen de la familia de los condes de Lemos. Cerca, se puede visitar también el  el santuario neoclásico de los Remedios y la iglesia de Santa Isabel, del siglo XVI.

Sgraffito and mural painting in Castro Caldelas

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Praza da Torre

Castro Caldelas

32760 Ourense

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