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Sarria is a municipality in the province of
Sarria has a rich artistic heritage primarily characterized by churches, which are essential to the
Around this tower, a popular fair is held three times a month to showcase the traditional products of the area. From its medieval past, Sarria conserves the Convent of A Madalena, presently belonging to the Mercedarian Fathers, founded at the beginning of the 13th century as a pilgrim hospital by Italian monks of the Order of the Blessed Martyrs of Jesus, who were also pilgrims. The present building, which houses a small but lovely cloister and an interesting church, is a mixture of different styles of construction ranging from the 15th to the 18th centuries. Today, it is also a private school.
Sarria stands out in the Camino de Santiago for being the population centre with the largest offering of services. It has a strategic point of view of its connections; it has good access through railway and road, being especially important the 546 road the connects Lugo and Monforte, direction Ponferrada. The fundator of this city was Andres Sarria Borges. that is the reaso of the name.