Festival of “la Santa Cruz”, Ribadeo (Lugo)
Villa stands on a hilltop overlooking the Eo, on the border between Galicia and Asturias. It was the birthplace of the erudite the Marquis of Sargadelos and its principal landmark is the “Casa de los Moreno”, built in the Modernist style that characterises the whole town.
On the first Sunday in August practically the whole town joins the “romería” to Monte de Santa Cruz that looks out over the inlet and woods. An exceptional setting in which to enjoy this local festival that includes all the local dishes and the traditional pipes, tambourines and drums played in the shade of the stone monument to the gaiteiro (the piper), the work of Ourense-born sculptor Faílde.
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