The Convent of San Lourenzo de Trasouto was founded at the beginning of the 12th century in a shady oak grove on the banks of the River Sarela. Outside this building, which was eventually turned into a palace ('pazo' in Galician) and is now a distinguished restaurant for special occasions, there is still a luxuriant grove of centuries-old oak trees.
Since the oak is Galicia's most typical tree -often linked to myths and legends- 'carballeiras' (the Galician name for oak groves) have always been areas used for meetings, processions, fiestas and celebrations; quasi-sacred, shady, magical... places. Among the trees there is a fountain and two 'cruceiros', large stone crosses that marked the roads and are one of Galicia's identifying features.
Extension: 8.287 m2
Duration of park tour: 5 minutes
Open: 24 hours
Special botanical interest
Special monumental interest
Extensive shandy areas
Areas with benches for resting
Posibility of cycling
Accesibility for the handicapped
Nearby parking areas