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A Fonte da Cunca (cup fountain)

A Fonte da Cunca (cup fountain)

Fonte da cunca

Beautiful leisure area located less than a kilometer from “Viso da Porta da Veiga”, one of the best views south of Lima. Below the “Penedo das Fadigas” and within a small pedestrian path marked with the name of O Cebreiro – Rainha Loba. The fountain has always been a meeting place for the locals to start hunting the wolf, so close by is one of the biggest “wolf pits” in the Iberian Peninsula, where the animal was surrounded to kill it.

The route, which passes through the Peneda da “Rainha Loba” and the “Peneda das Fadigas”, is about 12 km long, is circular and can be done in about three hours on foot. The entire path is full of mid-mountain vegetation, mainly pines and oaks. Peneda das Fadigas is a rocky massif topped off in an anthropomorphic round shape. The views from there are spectacular, with the Serra do Larouco, the Salas valley, the surroundings of the Gerês-Xurés cross-border Biosphere Reserve (RBTGX) or the entire Limia plain.

Location

Fonte da cunca

Coordinates:

41.95993932555269, -7.80980232634524 HTML tutorial
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Legends / Linked Stories

Many legends speak about the shape of the rocks, some of which link these shapes to giants, others speak of sacred places or even divine apparitions at the foot of the rocks.

Fonte da cunca

Information of interest

It is recommended to take the O Cebreiro-Rainha Loba Route to discover each of the corners of this enigmatic place. The route can be done by bicycle or on foot. Information on signage and layout can be requested at the Municipality of Os Blancos. Telephone 0034 988 467 567.

For further information, consult the Gerês-Xurés cross-border Biosphere Reserve (RBTGX) website: https://www.reservabiosferageresxures.eu/gl

 

Bibliography

CUEVILLAS, Florentino, «Un nuevo castillo de la Reina Loba», en Boletín de la Comisión de Monumentos de Ourense, Tomo XVIII, Ourense, 1956, págs. 193 y 194.

MOURE SALGADO, Xabier, Castelo da Raíña Loba, en Patrimonio Galego

 

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