A RÚA VALDEORRAS

Historians say that Forum Cigurorum was the oldest population of Valdeorras. It was where the primitive settlers of the region resided, the Cigurros or Egurros, and was located where today it is A Rúa, very near the bridge of the Cigarrosa. That the ruesa village has a lot of history to tell the evidences the innumerable archaeological remains found in different zones of the city councils, as well as the variety of architectural styles in churches and pazos. But perhaps what most characterizes A Rua today is the Embalse de San Martiño, a true natural paradise in which hundreds of plant and animal species are accommodated. The reservoir, around which the sporting, recreational and even playful offer of the town meets, is one of the greatest tourist resources of the municipality, although not forgetting its many other attractions.
CIGARROSA BRIDGE
The bridge of A Cigarrosa is situated between A Rúa and Petín, on the river Sil. Its origin dates back to Roman times, but the original construction collapsed almost completely was rebuilt in the sixteenth century, with reforms a hundred years later. These facts have caused that, today, few remains of its original structure are conserved. Of Roman origin, only five rows of ashlars of about 2 meters high remain in the second pillar, while in the fourth pillar are the Roman foundations. Its profile rises, imposing, on the waters of the Sil, remembering its Roman past and the importance that is that time had the settlements located where now it is To Rúa.
CASA GRANDE DE FONTEI
It is one of the Big Houses of greater interest in A Rua. Located in Fontei, it has the flavor of the Galician peacocks, with dimensions of importance and surrounded by a small but interesting garden. The present building is not the original one, since it had to be rebuilt in 1809, after a fire that destroyed it completely. Privately owned, its interior can not be visited. In addition to this Casa Grande, there are others in the municipality that also remind us of the noble past of A Rua. Most of them, with striking shields on their main façades.
TOURIST ROUTES
Ruta Fontei – Miradoiro Barranco Louro – Vilela: From the church of Fontei, take the first turnoff and after crossing a footbridge on the N-120, follow the track on the right. Once in the viewpoint, it is recommended to take a look at the landscape, with the reservoir and the mountains as more impressive elements, and follow the road to Fonte da Trabe, and from there it descends almost the same way, but in the direction of Vilela.
Route A Rúa Vella – Somoza – A Reza: This route starts from A Rúa Vella square, crosses the N-120, follows a path to A Pala, and there you take a path to arrive at As Pinguelas, where there is a Source of exquisite water. The route recedes along the same road, turning left, to reach an area known as The Crown. The road continues to reach Somoza, then to San Julián, and the return is through Somoza, the chapel of San Roque in A Rúa Vella, and A Reza, a recreational area on the shores of the Sil of great beauty.
Ruta A Rúa – Montefurado – A Rúa: In this case the route starts from the institute of A Rúa, and takes the road towards Roblido, after passing this town, we will find a crossroads, take the one from the center, Later on the left, to reach Alvaredos, a village located in the neighboring province of Lugo. To reach Montefurado, crossing this town and take the regional road. The return to A Rua, will be made by the regional road

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