A ESTRADA is strategically located between Pontevedra and Santiago de Compostela, bordering the municipalities of Cuntis, Campo Lameiro, Cerdedo, Forcarei, Silleda, Pontecesures, Valga, Teo, Padrón, Vedra and Boqueixón. It has an area of 281.8 km2 and a population of 21,972 inhabitants, divided among 51 parishes and 465 hamlets, making it the Spanish municipality with the greatest number of rural population centres.

Due to its central location, it is easy to reach all of Galicia’s main cities from A Estrada: Santiago de Compostela, the region’s administrative and political capital, is only 23 km away, A Coruña, Pontevedra and Vigo. A Estrada is connected with Santiago by means of the AC-841 road and AP-53 motorway (25 minutes by car). The bus company La Estradense runs a daily bus service connecting Santiago and A Estrada.

The local economy is mainly rural, which is where most of the population is located. In relation to the urban area, the furniture industry (which hosts the Galician Furniture Fair) and the retail sector stand out.


Cycling and Trekking Routes
The A Estrada region is ideal for cycling and trekking. The most important cycling routes include the Rapa das Bestas Routes, which runs through natural surroundings featuring mámoas (burial mounds) and the remains of “castros” (Celtic settlements), and the Salmon Route, which goes through the valley of the River Liñares.

Rapa das Bestas
Declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest in 2007, the Rapa de Sabucedo has been organised in the same way for five hundred years. It is held in the parish of Sabucedo on the first weekend in July.

Fishing Preserves
A Estrada has some of Galicia’s most important salmon fishing preserve, such as those of Ximonde, Xirimbao or Sinde, crossed by the Umia and Ulla rivers, which host the International Salmon Fishing Competition in May.

Apart from the Rapa das Bestas, declared a Festival of International Tourist Interest, A Estrada hosts the Salmon Festival as a tribute to its fish of fishes, the salmon, on the third Sunday in May. Another renowned festival is called the Fiesta de San Xoán, which is held on June 23 in Areal de Berres.

“Pazos” (Country Manors)
The most outstanding one is Pazo de Oca, declared a Historic-Artistic Monument. Although it is privately owned, you can visit its gardens to enjoy its Paseo de los Tilos (Lime Tree Walk) and hundred-year-old camellias, some of which are the oldest in Europe.

Tourist Information Office: Avenida Benito Vigo (no number)
Season: June 15 – September 15
Open: 10.30 am-1.30 pm / 4-7.30 pm
Tel. (+34) 986 575 275

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Codeseda Fishing Preserve
Fishing Areas Preserve: Codeseda River: Umia Upper boundary: Loureiro dam in Entrecastrelo (A Estrada; x=546,780, y=4.720.864) Lower boundary: Ponte...
Couso Fishing Preserve
Fishing Areas Preserve: Couso River: Ulla Upper boundary: Couso dam (A Estrada and Teo; x=536.455, y=732.773) Lower boundary: 100 m downstream from Pedra de...
Ponte Liñares Fishing Preserve
Fishing Areas Preserve: Ponte Liñares River: Liñares Upper boundary: Mouth of Regato de Tabeirós (A Estrada; x=545.261,...
Pontevea Fishing Preserve
Fishing Areas Preserve: Pontevea    River: Ulla   Upper boundary: Mouth of River Vea (A Estrada and Teo; x=538.175, y=4.733.403)  Lower...
Rubín Fishing Preserve
Fishing Areas Preserve: Rubín   River: Curantes   Upper boundary: Bede bridge, between O Bede and Pousada (A Estrada; x=549.751,...
Santeles Fishing Preserve
Fishing Areas Preserve: Santeles   River: Ulla   Upper boundary: Louzao dam (A Estrada and Vedra; x=542.820, y=4.732.896)  Lower boundary:...
Sinde Fishing Preserve
Fishing Areas Preserve: Sinde   River: Ulla   Upper boundary: Sinde dam (A Estrada and Padrón; x=533.755, y=4.732.302)  Lower...
Ximonde Fishing Preserve
Fishing Areas Preserve: Ximonde   River: Ulla   Upper boundary: 200 metres downstream from the Ximonde dam (A Estrada and Vedra; x=543.729,...
Souto de Vea Fishing Preserve
Fishing Areas Preserve: Souto de Vea  River: Vea   Upper boundary: Ribeira bridge (A Estrada; x=537.635, y=4.727.595)  Lower boundary:...
River Ulla section for free, catch-and-release angling
Fishing Areas River: Ulla Upper boundary: Ulla Viaduct on the AP-53 motorway (A Estrada and Vedra; x=548.502, y=4.734.018) Lower boundary: Mouth of Marque...
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