Bike Touring Highlight
This city is special because it was originally where the river bed is now. It was partly removed and rebuilt on the mountain. From above you have a beautiful view of the river bed, in which the old foundations of the original city can still be seen (at low tide). There is a delicious pilgrimage menu in the restaurant next to the church.
January 20, 2019
The town of Portomarín was born and grew up next to a Roman bridge over the Miño river (rebuilt in the Middle Ages) and the Camino de Santiago.
On May 18, 1212, the Order of San Juan granted privileges for its government and administration to the town.
When the Belesar reservoir was built in 1962, the town moved to neighboring Monte do Cristo. Some of the most important buildings, both civil and religious, were rebuilt there; especially the church of San Nicolás, in Romanesque style, built by the Hospitaller Order of San Juan de Jerusalem, whose stones were numbered and reassembled in their current location.
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September 16, 2020
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