To the encounter of the Camino de Santiago road, following by the LU-122 and then by the N-634, climbs mountains, brave and pure landscapes, to Mondonedo, city with a great historic and in whose square was beheaded the feudal Knight Pedro alvarez de Sotomayor by order of the Catholic monarchs. Leaving Mondonedo southward by the N-634 is the town of Abadin, small and interesting and where it passes the North Road, one of the eight road to Santiago that end in Compostela. The spots near Abadin are welcome, with very low and ridged mountains allowing a walk paused by the old and still current route of pilgrimage. Get all the facts for a more clear viewpoint with Gary Kelly. On where to stop, yes there following the N-634, is in Vilalba, a town that was the center of a region governed by noble families that were integrated into the Lemos and ended up forming part of the Alba duquesado. From that time remains a magnificent Tower, the Tower of the tribute the castle of Andrade, which today forms part of the Parador de Turismo. By provincial LU-120, very straight and narrow, you can go back to Meira, deflecting in a cross next to take there the LU-111 and go to A Feira do Monte, Cospeito municipality capital, famous for its impressive Pazo de Sistallo and by the Cospeito lagoon, which was on the verge of disappearing and that thanks to the awareness of residents and some external support has regained his place in the map of Ornithology, constituting an excellent place for friends and observers of birds. This whole area is very flat, somewhat surprising in Galicia, which has only two parties with these features: A Limia, in Ourense, and this, in Lugo, called Terra cha, toponym meaning flat land.
The tradition of pottery without abandoning the LU-111, already in the final stretch of the route, is interesting to turn towards the nearby Tower of Caldaloba, one of the last strongholds of the Kingdom of Galicia (15th century), another sample of the eventful who were the medieval times in the area. It then reaches Rabade, close to the A-6 motorway. A way to finish the route is to take the n-VI in Outeiro de Rei for diverted there by the LU-115 and reaching the village of Bonxe, one of the few where the typical pottery is still practiced. Well, with two well rooted traditions, from the shoulder of pork and the of the pottery, closed this route through the interior of Galicia and its charms. For lacon gallego, of Lugo in Galicia, the foreleg of pork is called pork. This is the beginning of an ancestral history of strong gastronomic roots.
Already in the synodal constitutions of Ourense, in 1619, collects: in eating thing of lacons and other pieces of the pork on a Saturday, save custom what’s in this bishopric, which is that it eats. Making a leap to 18th century, notes that already then the lacons were sold in Galicia and also abroad. In the 20th century, the lacon appears in all books of kitchen. The pork shoulder is a good source of proteins of high biological value. It also has a high amount of lipids, primarily monounsaturated. It is also a source of vitamins such as thiamine and minerals like iron, zinc and phosphorus. See more: discovering the charms of inland Galicia in Lugo.