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Concello de Sarria
Situation of Sarria within
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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.