Civil Architecture

Past and future converge on Lalín. Medieval bridges of stone like " Ponte Taboada " or Ponte dos Cabalos" coexist with the modern glass architecture of “Castro Tecnolóxico”. The first astronomic observatory of Galicia is also considered in the scientific vanguard . It was constructed by Don Ramon M ª Aller in 1924, and, nowadays, there are guided visits and activities of sky observation.

As example of industrial architecture, the building of Rodís's paper mill, founded around year 1850 that nowadays is a private housing.

In Lalín Municipality there are 30 Mainhouses, constructions most typical of the Galician nobility. Some of them, without its inhabitants, stand the test of time with difficulty, looking to “Pazo de Liñares” that rised like the phoenix and shows all its magnificence to visitors. Others preserve its function of housing, or they turned into rural establishments that receive its privileged guests.

To enjoy popular architecture, it is enought just to walk along rural areas and to admire functional constructions as mills of water, barns, washers or stone structures. All of them create the soul of our landscape.

Imaxe: Liñares Manor House

Liñares Manor House This baroque manor house of century XVII was Taboada´s house, one of the most important Galician family.

Imaxe: Taboada Bridge (X Century)

Taboada Bridge (X Century) This stone bridge was part of the way known “The Royal Road”, which connected the cities of Santiago and Ourense.

Imaxe: Taboada Bridge (XIX Century)

Taboada Bridge (XIX Century) Built between 1861 and 1863, it replaced the old 10th century bridge that crosses the Deza River upstream.

Imaxe: Anzuxao Manor House

Anzuxao Manor House It was founded in the XVI century, although the actual building is from XVIII century.

Imaxe: Bendoiro Manor House

Bendoiro Manor House It was founded in the century XVI. It has suffered lots of modifications, especially during the XIX century.

Imaxe: Astronomical Observatory

Astronomical Observatory It is located in the garden of "Lalin's distinguished son", D. Ramón Mª Aller Ulloa, house which holds the Municipal Museum since 1986.

Imaxe: Technological Hill-Fort (Castro Tecnolóxico)

Technological Hill-Fort (Castro Tecnolóxico) Ultramodern building opened in 2013, built by Luís M. Mansilla and Emilio Tuñón.

Imaxe: Old Paper Factory in Rodís

Old Paper Factory in Rodís This building is a big industrial pavilion situated in Rodís parish. It was built using stone blocks around the middle of 19th century.

Imaxe: Horse's Bridge

Horse's Bridge It was built in 970, over the Arnego River. It's the only one standing in the six built on Middle Ages which links Deza's region with Antas de Ulla.