A place of spirituality, tradition, gastronomy and culture, this Franciscan architectural ensemble has been declared a Site of Cultural Interest. Its attractions include the Church of San Antonio (with a recently restored altar piece), cloister, former refectory and gardens featuring hundred year-old species, including outstanding camellias and a palm tree that has been classified as one of Galicia’s singular trees. Another element of interest is the Fountain of San Francisco, located on high ground with a view of the entire monumental complex.
This convent is also related to gastronomy: it is closely linked to the culture of the “pimiento de Herbón” (Padrón pepper) and is close to the banks of the Ulla River, which features weirs called pesqueiras used to catch lamprey. It provides accommodation for pilgrims during summer months.
ADVANCE BOOKING: Yes
LANGUAGES: Galician, Spanish
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