Ribeira de Piquín
A heritage to know
Churches and chapels between rivers and mountains
The history of Ribeira de Piquín is a present with Roman past and Celtic and precentic archaeological remains. The first references of Ribeira de Piquín date back to the eleventh century. A territory where there were several revolts against the feudal lord and also in the XII century there were revealed against the French invasion.
This land populated since very ancient times, has its municipal capital in Chao do Pousadoiro. A beautiful valley surrounded by mountains and places with architectural treasures that retain all their character.
Ribeira de Piquín is linked to Terras de Burón. Establishing itself in 1935 as the City Council.
Tour the countless heritage shows of Ribeira de Piquín, get to know the church of Os Baos and its skulls, the exagonal chapel of Boel. On the banks of the River EO you will find several churches such as San Xurxo de Piquín, dating from 1782, of great social and cultural value.
Heritage and Tourism in Ribeira de Piquín
The hexagonal chapel of Boel built of stone and slate roof, was the chapel of the so-called “House of Piquín” and dates back to the year 1550.
The highlight of the Church of San Xoan de Baos, are the five skulls without lower jaw, which are embedded in the wall, in geometric arrangement.
The church of San Xurxo, is located on the banks of the River Eo, specifically on its left bank. Neoclassical in style, it was built around 1782.
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.