of Ribeira Sacra
As of today, there are 26 municipalities that make up the Ribeira Sacra. Twelve belong to the province of Lugo, and fourteen to the province of Ourense.
The capital of the region is Monforte de Lemos, the most populous town with approximately 18,000 inhabitants in the year 2022.
Why do these municipalities belong to Ribeira Sacra?
First, it’s important to clarify that the Ribeira Sacra geodestination is not a typical administrative entity with clearly defined and closed borders. The Xunta de Galicia has the authority to modify the geodestination maps, deciding whether or not to include any municipality that applies.
The Tourism Consortium of Ribeira Sacra was established in 2005, with its main purpose being to bring together the efforts of the member municipalities. From the beginning, the goal has been to work together to promote the Ribeira Sacra geodestination. Over time, it has become a thriving destination where tourism and the world of wine have achieved many successes, positioning Ribeira Sacra as a potential World Heritage Site.
A changing geodestination
In 2011, Bóveda, a municipality without direct access to the Miño or Sil rivers, applied to join the consortium, and its candidacy was accepted by the Xunta de Galicia because it belongs to the Monforte region.
Municipalities Covered by Arribeirados
However, due to the distance between various places to visit and time limitations, our area of operation is limited to the following municipalities, some of which are only used as a transit point to reach more attractive destinations: