Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Requiás, Spain - House - Sleeps 5
Vacation House of Tourism to Chuca

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The houses are located within the Baixa Limia Serra do Xures Natural Park, which is located in the southwest of the province of Orense, in the region of La Baja Limia. It covers a wide territory that corresponds to the highest areas of the Councils of Ent"... Read More

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Bedrooms: 2   Bathrooms: 1

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The houses are located within the Baixa Limia Serra do Xures Natural Park, which is located in the southwest of the province of Orense, in the region of La Baja Limia. It covers a wide territory that corresponds to the highest areas of the Councils of Entrimo, Lobios and Muíños, bordering on Portugal and with the Portuguese National Park of Peneda-Gerês. Altogether it constitutes a succession of ridges and valleys of short length and steep slopes in which the Requiás population stands out.
The vegetation of the Park includes both species from the Atlantic and Mediterranean borders. Oak melojares abound, which is accompanied by below 1000 meters by birches and at higher altitudes by Scots pine and yew. Chestnut, holly, cork oak, strawberry tree and also appear in the shrub layer, heather and piornos. In addition there are enclaves with repopulations, mainly of Pinuspinaster. The riverside forests around the water courses are mainly made of ash, alder, poplar, willow and hazelnut. Among the existing fauna we can mention open-field raptors, such as the kestrel and the buzzard or the eaglet. Also flying over the area are golden eagles, short-toed and retrievers. Among mammals, mention the presence of a small wolf colony, along with other species such as rabbit, roe deer, fox, otter or wild boar.
The environment is made up of small villages, where ancestral customs are still preserved. The Roman legions passed through here to conquer the Callaici tribe, that is, the Galaicos. At that time there was no border and it would still take time to do so. The same river with two variants. Limia for the Galicians who see him born in the fountains of Antela and Lima for the Portuguese who see him die in Viana do Castelo. The entire area is dominated by river courses. Numerous tributaries accompany the Limia, which houses three large reservoirs: the Salas (Requiás) As Conchas reservoir and the Lindoso reservoir. The latter with a dam in Portuguese territory and Galician water. However, this is a dry line because it is not the rivers but the mountains that, as we get closer, delimit the horizon with its profile of mountains. They are unmistakable with their characteristic peaks like castles. By altitude, they preserve the lowest glacial cirques in the Iberian Peninsula. From north to south, the Serra do Laboreiro and Queguas; the O Quinxo mountains; the Alto de Santa Eufemia, already a neighbor of the Serra do Xurés that stands at the highest point of all these mountainous areas at the peak of A Nevosa (1,539m); further west the Serra do Pisco in (Requisa) and further away the Serra da Pena and the lands of the Couto Mixto that in times did not belong to either Spain or Portugal.
The rugged rocky areas hunted the last bear in these latitudes and today they witness the return of the Xurés goat through a plan to reintroduce the wild goat into the wild. To preserve all diversity, one of the first community experiences of cross-border collaboration was launched. By rank, the Peneda-Gerês National Park (Portugal) together with the Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park form a single natural jewel of this old and new Gallaecia. The Portuguese part preserves very leafy areas with large trees that were formerly used to navigate as sleepers, frames and masts of fame in the seven seas. FLORA: Wide bushes with some endemisms such as Iris boissieri. Oak groves and Mediterranean elements of cork oaks (Quercus suber) and strawberry trees (Arbutus unedo). In the highest areas it is accompanied by wild pine (Pinus sylvestris) and yew (Taxus baccata).
WILDLIFE: Wolf packs (Canis lupus) and large prey: Roe deer (Capreolus capreolus) and Mountain goat in a reintroduction program. In the high plains and in semi-freedom, the horse called Galician Pony or Garrano (Equus cavallus). Sporadically, Águila real (Aquila chrysaetos ROUTES: The Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park is one of the protected areas with the greatest historical, ethnographic and environmental personality in the autonomous community. There are hiking trails that in some cases mimic the sections of the Via XVIII or Vía Nova that linked the Augustinian cities of Braga and Astorga. We can still touch road milestones in the Miliarios area, nine kilometers from Lobios on the ascent that leads to Portela do Home. From the north is this one of the entrances to the Portuguese National Park of Peneda-Gerês. To get there, you run in sight of the Caldo River. The thermal benefits to which its name refers can still be enjoyed today. A little further up it receives the brave stream of A Date, which flows into a waterfall. Full of rain it is the highest and most impressive in Galicia. That it is a zone of roads and stops is witnessed by the Aquis Querquennis site, a Roman camp in Bande, on the shore of the As Conchas reservoir. The site is being conditioned as a museum of Romanization. In the same municipality you can visit the first church in Galicia with a Visigoth plant or better to say Swedish, in Santa Comba. Around the Salas reservoir, in the municipality of Muíños, there are also hiking itineraries that are completed with an archaeological route.
A local road from the municipal capital in Mugueimes will lead us to the edge of its waters, with excellent possibilities for water sports, and to the megalithic remains of Casiña da Moura and Casola do Foxo. The native cattle perfectly adapted to the difficulties of the mountains is the Cachena cow, miniatures with long horns. They have been in danger of extinction. A good place to observe them is in the town hall of Entrimo. Specifically, accessing from the municipal capital in A Terrachá to Olelas, one of the most original villages in the province of Ourense ...
The climatic diversity imposes, in the Baixa Limia-Serra do Xurés Natural Park, two climates and, consequently, two different vegetation. One of the great attractions of this park is its landscape variety. As for the vegetation, this space is located between two large regions of European flora: the Eurosiberian, from the Atlantic province, and the Mediterranean, from the Carpetan-Leon province. Therefore, the vegetation alternates deciduous forests, characteristic of humid climatic zones, with those of evergreen. We find, then, melojo oak, birches (below 1,000 meters), chestnut, holly or heather. Among the fauna we must mention the kestrel, the buzzard, the viper and some wolves. In addition, there are rabbits, roe deer and wild boars. The inhabitants of the area take advantage of the land through pastures and fodder crops, alternating them with rye fallows.
For lovers of natural and cultural values Vegetation: Transition zone between two major European flower regions: the Eurosiberian (Atlantic province) and the Mediterranean (Carpetan-Leon province). For this reason, the vegetation alternates forests of deciduous trees, characteristic of humid climatic conditions, with those of evergreen, more adapted to the lack of water during certain periods of the year. The most widespread plant formation is the deciduous forest, with oak groves (Quercus Pyrenaica) and birch trees (Betula celtiberica), with the presence of strawberry trees and holly at the highest altitudes. There are several plant endemisms, including Prunus Iusitanica, a species that colonizes Barrancos and other areas of high humidity.
Fauna: Mammals: There is an ongoing recovery program for the horse (Equus cavallus) called the Galician Pony of Garrano, which lives semi-freely in the highlands (Leboreiro, O Quinxo, Santa Eufemia, Xurés ou Pisco). The fauna is very varied. Among the amphibians and reptiles we can mention the long-tailed salamander, the Iberian lizard and the viper snake. The two reservoirs located in the park are the habitat of important bird populations. Lesser grebes, mallards, loons and little harriers are some of them. The presence of the golden eagle, the tern, the goshawk, the sparrowhawk, the short-toed eagle, the kestrel, the cuckoo, the great spotted woodpecker and the swift are also observed. In addition to hunting species such as wild boar, roe deer, partridge, hare or rabbit, mammals are represented by wolf. common shrew, polecat otter, genet, bobcat and weasel. Trout appear in water courses.

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11:00 Am

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Linens Provided Washing Machine Fireplace Parking Towels Provided Iron & Board Hair Dryer Living Room

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Refrigerator Oven Microwave Grill Coffee Maker Toaster Dishes & Utensils Kitchen

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Not Suitable For Children Pets Not Allowed Non Smoking Only

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Requiás, Spain