The medieval town of Ribadavia is a clear example of richness and wine production-based , in general in the Iberian Peninsula and particularly in Galicia. Its historic-Artistic Site, declared as National Monument more than 70 years ago, is a network of streets and beautifully-shaped arcaded squares. There are also many viewpoints to the Avia River, a few metres from the river Miño, and not few temples and “pazos” (typical Manor houses), of all periods and styles from the 9th to the 19th centuries.
Although the more visible heritage of the village are the Castle and the Wall that surrounds it, mystery and charm are hidden in all the spots the visitor can discover when wandering through the narrow streets, in the museums such as the Ethnological Museum of Ribadavia or the Jewish Information Centre of Galicia, where you can have a good time in its interior “patios” and historic and prominent spaces. Nothing happens by chance in Ribadavia, not only its monuments but also its local celebrities and inhabitants that lived and visited the village during more than thousands years, entered into its wine cellars to drink or to negotiate the price of this so sought after wine that would be later commercialised in America and England, France and Flanders during hundreds of years.
Nowadays, magic and mystery live together in a singular historic Site anchored in a tender and idyllic natural environment.