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In the mountains; Among nature; Near water
A Fonsagrada is a town and municipality in the province of Lugo, in the autonomous community of Galicia. A Fonsagrada is situated 3166 feet above sea level on the watershed between the rivers Rodil and Suarna. It is an important market for all kinds of agricultural produce, and manufactures linen and frieze.
The history of Fonsagrada (traditional name) is linked to the pilgrimage route to Santiago. A variant of the Way, the "camino primitivo", goes through the municipality.
The Neira and Eo rivers begin their journey in the province, both in the vicinity of O Cádavo in the Council of Baleira. The Neira flows south where it joins the river Miño. The Eo flows north and empties into the Cantabrian Sea. Both are rich in salmon and trout.
At the Salime water reservoir you can enjoy picturesque landscapes enhanced by the beauty of the water and the contrast between the fords and heights. The reservoir on the river Navia divides the councils of Negueira in two and causes a mild microclimate in its centre. The river's winding course makes the terrain exceptionally good for treks and horse rides.
The Marronda Wood is an area of ecological interest as well as a hunting reserve, ensconced in a hilly landscape between Braña, Mendeiras and Marin. All around Fonsagrada many ‘Seimeras’ or waterfalls can be found. At a height of over fifty meters the most spectacular is the Seimera of Vilagocende on the river Porteliña, close to Fonsagrada.