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SILLEDA, the former jurisdiction of Trasdeza, is a municipality located in the centre of Galicia, in the northwest of the Pontevedra province; it belongs to the Deza area and has an area of 169 km2. Its territory is divided into 33 parishes with a total population of 9,428 inhabitants, according to the Municipal Census of November 2013.

It is 33 km from the capital of Galicia, with which it is linked by road via the N-525 (daily bus service by Castromil), by dual carriageway via the AP-52 and by rail via the Santiago-Ourense high-speed line (see Renfe).

High- and medium-altitude mountains, small estates and fertile valleys, and diverse microclimates provide this Trasdeza region with the ideal conditions for developing its primary sector, featuring cattle, pig and poultry farms that produce top-quality meat, and tourist services.


HIGHLIGHTS

Historic-artistic Heritage. Monastery of Carboeiro. “Art that rises from its ashes”
Examples of prehistoric culture with Galicia’s oldest classified mámoa (burial mound), petroglyphs, restored “castros” or Celtic settlements (Toiriz, O Castro and Castromontaz), baroque “pazos” (country manors) and a string of medieval churches end with Carboeiro, featuring the most important church in Galicia’s ogival Romanesque style, with Compostela influences.

Natural Heritage: Fervenza da Toxa. Fervenza de Férveda. “Whims of nature”
The Waterfall on the River Toxa, considered one of the highest free-falling ones in Galicia, and that of Férveda, included in the Natura 2000 Network, with trails designed for active walks, make up beautiful spectacles of water, light and sound, camouflaged among well-preserved riverside forests.

Immaterial Heritage: Mozarabic Route – “Vía de la Plata.” “A Stop along the Way”
The Way of St. James features one of the most beautiful and evocative stages that any pilgrim could wish for, with the medieval bridge of Taboada (10th c.), the churches of Taboada and Dornelas (12th c.), the Carballeira do Pazo oak grove, Pazo de Trasfontao, the Muíño de Covián water mill and the towns of Silleda and A Bandeira, equipped with all the services and pilgrim hostels.

Gastronomic Festivals, “Romerías” (Pilgrimages) and “Alto dos Xenerais”
Silleda’s hospitality is reflected in its festivals and pilgrimages, where gastronomy and sarcastic humour make it one of the municipalities with the most events devoted to this type of tourism; there are three Festivals declared to be of Galician Tourist Interest (Galician Pie, Spanish Omelette and the Carnival of the "Xenerais da Ulla") or the original and unique Romaría do Rapaz.

Silleda, “Agricultural Capital of Galicia”
Silleda is the centre of the Agricultural Centre, Spain’s only computerized State market as well as the location of the International Fair of Galicia, the largest exhibition site in the northwest Iberian Peninsula, which stands out as the venue of the Green Week of Galicia and Turexpo.


+info:
www.turismosilleda.es
Tourist Office: Tel (+34) 986 580 000 / 064

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Festival de Bandas Juveniles de Silleda
Culture Diary Silleda celebra durante esta jornada la VI edición de su Festival de Bandas Juveniles, un evento organizado por la Banda de Música...
Festival de Orquestas Closing Tour 2013
Culture Diary La Feira Internacional de Galicia celebra en Silleda la segunda edición del Closing Tour. Y lo hace por todo lo alto, reuniendo en el...
Festival Esmorga Folk
Culture Diary [16 agosto 2013] El Festival Esmorga Folk, de claro contenido celta y raíces populares, comenzó celebrándose el mismo...
Galician Pie Festival of A Bandeira
Culture Diary A gastronomy event declared a Galician Tourist Festival in 1999. The festival has been held since 1974 and is one of the most popular in Galicia....
Giant Paella Festival
Culture Diary Every year more than 1,500 people gather to savour the biggest paella made in Galicia with 1,000 kg of rice. The festival started in 2001 and has...
Fiesta de la Rosquilla de Abades
Culture Diary La Fiesta de la Rosquilla de Abades, en el ayuntamiento de Silleda, es una fiesta de exaltación del producto repostero por excelencia en...
Omelette Festival of Laro
Culture Diary This is a very popular festival that is well established in the Municipality of Silleda’scalendar. Every year, more than 10,000 people...
Fiesta de los callos de Ansemil
Culture Diary La parroquia de Ansemil-Martixe celebra a lo largo de esta jornada la segunda edición de su Fiesta de los Callos, una cita...
Ham Foreleg Festival
Culture Diary Since 1999, the town of Silleda has held this festival promoting ham foreleg, one of the area’s characteristic products....
I Encuentro de Corales en Carboeiro
Culture Diary El Coro Vales Mahía de A Bandeira organiza el I Encuentro de Corales en Carboeiro, una cita para todos los amantes de la música...