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Monforte de Lemos

Country: Spain
State: Galicia
City: Monforte de Lemos
Type of Location: Multiple
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Places to Visit
How to Reach

By air

Nearest airports to Monforte de Lemos are sorted by the distance to the airport from the city centre.
    Santiago Airport (distanced approximately 86 km)
    Chaves Airport (distanced approximately 89 km)
    Vigo Airport (distanced approximately 98 km)
    Braganca Airport (distanced approximately 98 km)
    La-Coruna Airport (distanced approximately 110 km)

By railway

Monforte de Lemos is the only station rail of Adif that serves the city Spanish of Monforte de Lemos ( Lugo ), and an important railway junction where the lines join Vigo - Orense-Joint - Monforte de Lemos and La Coruna San Cristobal - Monforte de Lemos - Leon - Palencia .Inaugurated in 1883 by King Alfonso XIII, and one of the reasons for the grant to Monforte de Lemos in the title of "city" in order to progress, increase their industry, especially its efforts on the work of the Railway, the station was the real engine of the economy of the city, until displaced much of restructuring the existing rail hub, as well as command post, to the city of Orense, while the only repair shop machines Galicia, was transferred to Leon, this led to a period of economic decline in the Galician city.
 

Key places to visit
Lemos County, Monasterio de San Vicente del Pino, The crown of fire, A Botanical Garden Pinguela, Colegio de Nuestra Senora de la Antigua

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Lemos County

Conde de Lemos is a title of nobility Spanish, linked to the city Galician of Monforte de Lemos. At first, the county de Lemos was linked to the Trastámara and that of Sarria, and had non-hereditary. County as a separate title Lemos, hereditary and perpetual began in 1456 with Pedro Alvarez Osorio .It has traditionally been linked to the Castro family, according to Manuel Murguia, a race "almost real" and as Hermida Balado, the only Galician lineage may have given rise to a real saga. One of several theories that explore the origin of the saga of the Castro, refers to the Castro de Castrogeriz as descendants of the king of Galicia, Don Garcia, died a prisoner in the castle of Luna in 1090.

Monasterio de San Vicente del Pino

The Monastery of San Vicente del Pino is a monument located in Monforte de Lemos, flanked by the remains of the castle, which remains part of the wall and defensive blocks, and the main tower, from which you can see all the whole valley of Lemos, and the remains of the palace of the Counts of Lemos, construction of which was lost in a devastating most indendio. The monastery, along with the remains of the palace, are now the Parador Nacional de Turismo de Monforte de Lemos.

The crown of fire

The crown of fire is a legend medieval focused primarily on the Spanish town of Monforte de Lemos, and in its region, the Terra de Lemos, belonging to the Autonomous Community of Galicia, where they have enjoyed a unique traditional and popular support, brought to the literature on numerous occasions, has speculated possible Germanic origin, due to the existence of oral and written traditions very similar cutting, identified in Germany .

A Botanical Garden Pinguela

A Botanical Garden Pinguela or in Galicia : A Botanical Xardín Pinguela is a botanical garden of about 20 000 m 2 in size, from the Institute of Secondary Education A Pinguela of Monforte de Lemos in the autonomous community of Galicia, Spain .It is located at the Institute for Media Education Apinguela in Monforte de Lemos, in the province of Lugo, Galicia, Spain .

Colegio de Nuestra Senora de la Antigua (Monforte de Lemos)

The College of Our Lady of Antigua is located in the town of Lugo in Monforte de Lemos ( Spain ), in the Ribeira Sacra. Built in the Herreriano, the College of Our Lady of Antigua is often known as El Escorial Galician, being one of the few events of its kind in this community.Is forever linked to the figure of its founder, Cardinal Rodrigo de Castro, perhaps the last great ecclesiastical prince of the Renaissance in Spain, Archbishop of Seville and benefactor of Monforte, as well as patron of the arts.
 

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