Melide

Located in the heart of Galicia, Melide has always been a path crossing, here two paths to Santiago de Compostela unite, the French Path and the Primitive Path from Oviedo.

Melide has an extensive and rich heritige, with a special mention for Praza do Convento, it’s main square, an architectural collection of different ages formed by the Sancti Spiritus Church, the Old Pilgrims Hospital (now the museum), the Obra Pía (now the town hall) and the San Anton’s Chapel.

In the town centre we can also find San Roque’s Chapel, built from the ruins of two other churches; San Pedro’s and San Roque’s. Next to this chapel we can see the Melide Cross, considered the oldest in Galicia.

Two small villages deserve a special mention; Leboreiro and Furelos, both of them with a Romanic church, medieval bridge and old pilgrims hospitals.

There are many possibilities for leisure. An area in Furelos, located on the outskirts of the town centre. There are picnic areas, play zones for children, swimming pools and a river beach.

Every Sunday there’s a market, the towns streets are full of stalls where you can buy all types of things, from clothes to cheeses. Melide also offers you different types of cafes, bars and restaurants.