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We leave Vilanova de Lourenzá heading for Mondoñedo. With every step we are following an ancient medieval trail that crosses the lovely valley of Lourenzá, known as the Camiño da Brea. We pass through villages such as Arroxo, Ogrobe, San Pedro da Torre, Reguengo or San Paio, many of them offering intimate chapels open to visitors.
We enter Mondoñedo via the neighbourhood of San Lázaro. Mondoñedo, declared a historic-artistic site, is one of the main Galician episcopal centres in terms of cultural tradition. It was the provincial capital until 1833.
We leave Mondoñedo via A Fonte Vella and we have a hard ascent up to the Alto da Xesta. We go through Gontán and soon we reach Abadín, the municipality’s capital, on the outskirts of the region known as A Terra Chá.