Natural Spaces

Certainly speaking about Lalín is speaking about nature. Viewing-points show us fantastic shades of colours. Oakwoods, groves and forests, a fairytale landscape, adorn Lalin municipality.

Magestic trees as “Vilatuxe's oak” “Espinosa´s oak” or “Bermés´ oak” , the cork oak “Sobreira do Vento", the tree “Árbol do incenso de Rodís”... among many other, rise like historical custodians of the passage of time.

Magic places like "Souto de Quiroga", " Carballeira de Barcia ", " Carballeira do Rodo ", richness of nature as " A Serra do Candán " or " Sobreiral do Arnego " are fantastic places where dream. It is possible to listen to the birds and understand their song, to feel wind moving leaves as a gentle caress, to hear the voice of creeks and waterfalls. Shelterd by nature, you can enjoy cold winter landscape, you can get a faceful of hot sunshine in summer or the perfume of flowers in springtime. How long don´t you feel wonderful peace, freedom and feelings we have described? Here you can get them!

Catasós Forest

Declared Natural Monument, one of the eigth that exist in Galicia. This forest of 45.185 square meters of surface, possesses exceptional species of oaks and chestnut-trees, some of the above mentioned with 30 meters of height and 5 meters and a half of perimeter. They are considered fastest annual growing of Europe.

It was property of “Quiroga” family, inhabitants of the Mainhouse located in a place with the same name, just a few metres away from forest. Just for that, this forest is also known as “Souto de Quiroga”, “Carballeira de Quiroga” or “Fraga de Quiroga”. In the year 1864, one of the descending ones of this family marries Emilia Pardo Bazán, who, years later, wrote some chapters of her book “Os Pazos de Ulloa” just there, at Mainhouse.

In the middle of the 20th century FAO (United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture) applied for the forest protection. In the year 1998 it became property of the Council of Agriculture and Environment, being declared Natural Monument in the year 2000.

This forest can be enjoyed by a signposted circular path, with a simple and short route, just over one kilometer long, equipped with interpretive panels.

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Imagen Catasós Forest