Village of Belesar

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The village of Belesar, which belongs to the municipalities of Chantada and O Savinão, sits in a lovely setting among terraced vineyards and is reflected in the waters of the river Miño.

From ancient times, the village was a stopping place on the way from the district of Chantada to Tierras de Lemos, as attested to by the “Codos de Belesar”, the remains of a Roman road that ran from Braga in Portugal to Astorga in the province of León.

The buildings in the village include traditional houses built of stone and wood, that take advantage of the features of the terrain. Some of them are decorated using the sgraffito technique.

Its patron saint is St. Bartholomew, to whom the church and the wayside shrine, at the foot of the bridge are dedicated. The local land is also famous for growing cereals and a harvest festival is held here at the end of May or beginning of June.

Another notable feature is its boat jetty, from where a number of boat trips along the rive Miño leave. The Winter Way to Santiago de Compostela and hiking route PR-G 183, the Belasar vineyards route, also pass through the village.


Village of Belesar

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