Fronteira Esquecida Río Limia Lima

Enhancement of the natural and cultural heritage in the area of the Limia-Lima River

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Cultural and gastronomic tradition around the river Limia-Lima

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Protected heritage

To protect, enhance, preserve and develop the cultural and natural heritage as the economic basis of the cross-border region

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Sustainable growth

Cross-border cooperation to promote resource efficiency, risk prevention and environmental conservation

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Tourism potential

To develop and promote the tourism potential of the natural areas around the Limia-Lima river cross-border area

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Limia-Lima River Cross-Border Territory

The Limia-Lima River cross-border area is a natural paradise between the Galician province of Ourense and the north of Portugal. Great cultural heritage and river richness, impressive Roman archaeological remains, villages with deep-rooted traditions, natural landscapes between streams and mountains, and incredible trails, river landscapes and routes to be discovered. 

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Visit us

What to see in the Limia-Lima River area?

 An exciting journey through the most emblematic and beautiful territories that surround the river from its birth in Monte Talariño (Sarreaus), through the slopes, the valleys and the large extension of native forests of the Serra do Xurés Natural Park, to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean, in a final unique section through Ponte de Lima and Viana do Castelo.

A unique cross-border park: Géres-Xures Cross-Border Biosphere Reserve (RBTGX).

Muíños, Sandiás, Lobios, Entrimo, Bande, Lobeira: living nature in villages with a great historical heritage

Bande- Aquis Querquennis – Impressive Roman archaeological remains

Ponte da Barca: village of contrasts in the heart of the National Park

Arcos de Valdevez: key to Spain and Portugal's history

Ponte de Lima: the oldest village in Portugal with ancient legends

Viana do Castelo: natural richness and great leisure offer between sea, river and mountains.

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Routes and activities

A guide with more than a dozen hiking and mountain bike routes through historical landscapes between two countries, with visits to pazos, natural parks, reservoirs, river beaches and countless architectural gems. Unique experiences between unique villages.

Fronteira Esquecida

Fronteira Esquecida Limia-Lima  is a project aimed at promoting the natural and cultural resources of the Limia-Lima river and its surroundings.

 It is co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg VA Spain-Portugal programme (POCTEP) 2014-2020.

Experience an unforgettable journey between two countries

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Information of interest

All the information, guides, resources, galleries, pages... about the cross-border territory of the Limia-Lima River.

Agenda and News

Articles to know everything that the surroundings of the Limia-Lima River hide. History of the villages, routes, activities, news in the media...

The Project

Find out about the objectives of the Fronteira Esquecida Limia-Lima project. Information about the partners, the planned activities, the results and much more.

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Fronteira Esquecida Limia-Lima  is a project aimed at enhancing the natural and cultural resources of the Limia-Lima river and its surroundings


Project co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Interreg V-A Spain-Portugal Programme (POCTEP) 2014-2020. www.poctep.eu

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