Route of Old Ourense
This route is mandatory for anyone who appeals to archaeology. Here, some of the most important parts of the province of Ourense related to this discipline will be visited. All of them are located near the city or within it, such as the Provincial Archaeological Museum.
The first stop will be the Archaeological Park of Culture Castreña Lansbrica (PACC), between the towns of San Amaro and Puxín. In this field, one of the largest in the peninsular northwest and its permanent exhibition, visitors can imagine how was life in a fort 2,000 years ago. With a program of activities for all audiences, it will move to the Galician Iron Age in an exciting and entertaining way.
Then, we will visit the Archaeological Site of Santomé in Ourense. Located on a hill above the river Loña, 3 km. the city centre, this is a unique settlement, because the remains are an atypical sample of a walled fort, inhabited until the mid-second century AD, a Roman settlement from the first century AD and a Roman settlement of new plant, which in the third century AD reoccupy space after one hundred years of neglect. Access is signposted and has information panels for visitors.
Without leaving the city, the route continues in the Provincial Archaeological Museum of Ourense.
Currently, it is divided into several rooms dedicated to different historical periods of the city and part of the province, such as sections of Prehistory, Celtic Culture, Galician-Roman world, Romanesque and Medieval Archaeology and Fine Arts.
Finally, in Nogueira de Ramuin, we expect the Mámoas das Cabanas or the Moura, a Megalithic Necropolis. In this part of the Ribeira Sacra they are scattered half-buried the remains of seven buildings of this type. They are also next to the so-called “Penedos da Moura” which are some curious rock formations jutting out of the plain. The site is well signposted and each mount has an indicative panel.
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