The origin of the monastery dates from the nineth century, although the
present building that replaces an earlier building was built in the
seventeenth century in a neoclassical style. The monastery building has
a central cloister fine neoclassical carved stonework, offering the most
interesting architectural monument.
The Parador is located in the heart of the Ribeira Sacra, a 30 minute
drive from the piers of the catamaran that runs through the canyons of
the Sil and 25 major wineries of the Denomination of Origin. The cities
of Lugo and Ourense are 60 and 40 minutes by car.
Leaving from Vigo airport, continues north on Av Aeroporto. Turn
slightly left to stay on the Av. Aeroporto. Turn left to stay on the
Aeroporto Av. Turn slightly left onto Av. del Transvía 0.2 m5. Turn
right onto Av. del Transvía. At the roundabout, take the first exit onto
Av del Transvía.Turn slightly right to stay on Av del Transvía. Turn
slightly left to stay on Av del Transvía. Turn left. (signs for
E-1/AP-9/Vigo/Pontevedra/A-57/Baiona) Merge onto AP-9 on the ramp
E-1/A-55/Vigo/Porriño/Tui/Portugal/A-52 / Ourense/AG-57/Baiona. Take
exit 159B to merge onto A-55 towards Porriño/Tui/A-52/Ourense/Madrid.
Take exit 656 to merge onto A-52 towards Ourense/Madrid/N-550/Redondela.
Take exit 233 to Ourense. Continue straight. Turn slightly left at
N-120. Take the ramp onto N-120/N-525/Carretera Santiago-Ourense. At the
roundabout, take the second exit N-120/N-525/Calle Basilio Alvarez. Turn
slightly right to stay on N-120/N-525/Calle Basilio Alvarez. At the
roundabout, take the first exit towards the Millennium Bridge. At the
roundabout, take the fourth exit onto Calle de los Remedios. Take the
ramp. At the roundabout, take the first exit N-120/Carretera Ponferrada
/ Av de Ribeira Sacra. Continue to follow N-120. Pass a roundabout.
Exit. At the roundabout take the third exit onto Calle Benito
Vicetto/LU-213. Continue to LU-213. Turn left at Calle de Roberto
Baamonde/LU-933. Turn right on Calle Real. Continue on Calle de Virex.
Turn slightly left onto access road to San Vicente Conxunto.