Fragas del Eume

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Fragas del Eume

Las Fragas del Eume

Las Fragas del Eume

Fragas del Eume: A green point that you have to visit

Las Fragas del Eume is one of the best preserved coastal Atlantic forests in Europe. Its extension is very wide, since it covers 9,125 hectares. However, this forest has the advantage of being in a virgin area, within its entire length less than 500 people live.

You can access these fragas while doing Camino de Santiago, through the different locations of the English Way that are in its vicinity: As Pontes, Pontedeume and Monfero. In addition, the forest has four viewpoints so you do not miss a single detail, from the different panoramic views offered by this natural site.

Various treasures you will find

The Eume river is one of the wonders that are in this place, you can discover all the secrets that its route hides, with a length of one hundred kilometers. This natural park is full of plant species, very varied and as old as different ferns dating from the Tertiary geological period. The medieval human footprint is also present in the medieval constructions of the Monasteries of Caaveiro and Monfero, and in the ethnographic elements called  "curripas": circular constructions without coverage, made of small height and made in stone, which would date its use until S.XX. Finally, living things that you will not find in other places, such as more than one hundred species of birds, forty mammals and some other fish.

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