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The Ribeira Sacra, Lugo and Orense

Date of Submission: 16/07/1996
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores Region de la Galice - Direction de la Culture et de la Jeunesse
State, Province or Region:
Provinces de Lugo et Orense
Coordinates: N42 19 40 W7 47 48
Ref.: 1228
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La Ribeira Sacra est traversée par le cours moyen des fleuves Mino et Sil, à leur passage par les provinces de Lugo et d'Orense. Cette zone, très bien délimitée géographiquement, est réputée pour la richesse monumentale de toute la Ribeira: d'importants vestiges arquéologiques et architecturaux, parmi lesquels il convient de souligner un chapelet de monastères tels que San Esteban de Atan, Santa Cristina de Ribas de Sil, San Esteban de Chouzan et, le plus emblematique, San Esteban de Ribas de Sil.