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Incredible view from Mirodoiro de Cabezoas

The Ribeira Sacra is one of Europe’s natural wonders, where the rivers Mino and Sil have created... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
Nicholas H
London, United Kingdom
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More Spectacular than the Balcones de Madrid!

We happened upon this site almost by accident as the Information Office at the Balcones de Madrid... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2018
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1 Oct 2018
“Incredible view from Mirodoiro de Cabezoas”
1 Oct 2018
“More Spectacular than the Balcones de Madrid!”
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Reviewed 1 October 2018 via mobile

The Ribeira Sacra is one of Europe’s natural wonders, where the rivers Mino and Sil have created landscapes of astonishing beauty filling the base of a prehistoric earthquake fissure. We saw this perfectly from this viewing platform, the river carving between steep rock hillsides. A...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2018

We happened upon this site almost by accident as the Information Office at the Balcones de Madrid was closed when we got there. This is the site with the platform extending off the side of the ridge. The view of the gorge of the River...More

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Reviewed 21 June 2018

We saw some of the most beautiful scenery ever on oy boat trip, mountains and vineyards on the slopes which makes you wonder how they are harvested.

1  Thank Noelle251
Reviewed 6 December 2016

El Cañon del Sil or also called La Ribeira Sacra, named after the number of monasteries in this area, is the most visited in the interior of rural Galicia. The River Sil is the river that separates the two provinces of Lugo and Orense. A...More

5  Thank Luis-in-Arizona
Reviewed 12 June 2016

While the canyon was interesting, I would not call it spectacular. Its also quite a long drive from the nearest major town.

2  Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The Sil River runs between mountain cliffs and provides a gorgeous landscape worth the trouble to visit. In the spring and summer there is a 2-hour boat trip down the river but unfortunately when I visited (winter) the boats were not running, so we hired...More

5  Thank SCDM259
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Superb views of the Sil Canyon from several viewing points on the way to Parada De Sil. The views are worth the long winding drive up and down the narrow roads of several peaks. The way to these points is not very well signposted and...More

4  Thank Shirley C
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4 January 2018|
Response from MesfinK1 |
Hi! If you are not planning to hike, you can stay in Ourense, rent a car, and drive up to see the Parador of Santo Estevo, and I believe you can get a boat there, that will take you down the river. If money is no problem... More