CORTÍN DO ZARRALLEIRO
In the place of Ouviaña, in the parish of Os Vaos, in Ribeira de Piquín, there is something very curious and full of history, the cortín. The cortín is a typical construction from various Galician areas, also from Asturias or León.
This construction used to protect the hives from bears, made by hand with stone and mud walls, which used to be between 2 or 3 meters high and the wall between 50 or 100 centimeters thick, which were then covered with pieces of slate so that the rain would not filter through the stones. To enter it only had a small door.
Inside the curtain the bees feel safe in their hives and outside they have countless varied plants to make delicious honey.
Come to Ouviaña and discover this cortín, a treasure of traditional heritage and of great importance in agricultural tasks. At the same time that you come to know it, enjoy the purity and naturalness of a landscape that has no shortage of words to describe the beauty it possesses.
Ribeira de Piquín, a place to enjoy
Rural accommodations, restaurants and activities to discover our municipality.
In this area of the Lugo mountain called Ribeira de Piquín we have for you and yours that special charm that gives our gastronomic products a unique and authentic flavor.
Quality and kindness is what you will find in rural tourism of Ribeira de Piquín, where the rural houses are in perfect harmony with the purity of the landscape of the region.
In Ribeira de Piquín there are three approved routes that you can choose from, to stay in shape, to enjoy the views or to know the culture and gastronomy of our surroundings.
This festival of Ribeira de Piquín has as its main protagonist the fishing of trout. In it, which takes place in May, there are several activities among which stand out a fishing competition in the varieties of lance, bait and fly, popular food and verbena.