municipality of Leiro
municipality is situated at the heart of Ribeiro, 10km from Ribadavia
and near to the Carballiño.
It comprises nine parishes: Leiro, Gomaríz, Bieite, Serantes,
San Clodio, Orega, Lebosende, Lams and Berán (where you can
taste the best liquor coffee in the province, buy elaborate handicrafts
and participate in the famous fiesta celebrated in its honour on the
Besides these you can enjoy the good thermal baths, as the sulphuric
acid contains healing properties for the skin and is especially recommended
for the psoriasis.
There is an opening limit of three weeks in festival periods. Leiro
has first class camping facilities, with a cafeteria an restaurant.
will also enjoy the river beach and the recreational area, through
which flows the river Avia, also famous for its pendent bridge which
you must pass to access the campsite. Inside there is much sloping
architecture which you cannot fully enjoy without visiting the famous
Monastery of St Clodio, which was declared a Monument of Artistic
National History, together with the medieval door constructed at the
end of the fifteenth
and repaired in the eighteenth century, in gothic style, with its
central point an interesting stone cross.
The monastery is still conserved as a church. In the exterior the
highlight is baroque-style façade. Furthermore, we must visit
the church in the style of the Romantic in Gomaríz with nave
and rectangular apse, and the church in the same style of St Tomé
of Serantes, with a façade of ornamental riches and an interior
conserved with a beautiful gothic canopy.