Ribeira Sacra y Cañones del Sil (Ourense-España)

The Ribeira Sacra is an area that includes the banks of the river Sil and of the Miño. In the southern area of the province of Lugo and the north of the province of Orense; the capital of the area it was agreed that it was the city of Monforte de Lemos (Lugo).




The toponym "Ribeira Sacra" could come from the Middle Ages, and in the beginning, it was thought that the origin of its name would be in the latin "Rivoira Sacrata" and she could respond to the large number of monasteries and temples located in the monumental canyons and steep slopes that crisscross the area.
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