church and convent of St Francis are situated on the left-hand
side of the River Avia, across from the main town of Ribadavia.
to some it was around in old Ribadavia, which was then called
by its ancient name ‘Rippa Avie’, and was an early
parish in the time of Garcia I, the King of Galicia at the time.
convent was situated in Santa Marta, in a deserted and lonely
place above the River Miño. It is now a college of arts
for secondary education, which previously was very religious though
is now much more secular.