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S. Torcato


The village of S. Torcato maintains a predominantly rural tract, where it is still possible to find a group of mills with several centuries, on the banks of the river Selho. But its true ex-libris is the Sanctuary, a granite building with elements of Gothic, Romanesque and classical inspiration, whose construction began in the late nineteenth century. In its interior is the incorrupt body of S. Torcato, one of the first evangelizers of the Iberian Peninsula in the 8th century. Many are the pilgrims and devotees who pass by, including in the medieval pilgrimages routes to Santiago. The Old Church, classified as a National Monument, presents itself as a Visigothic root structure that underwent alterations in the 12th century and was enlarged in the 19th century. Also attractive for its handcrafts, folklore and festivities, the visit can finish in the Museum of the Village of S. Torcato, always with doors open to the outsiders.

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