SABUCEDO, Vesacarballa watermills and the teacher’s sawmill

Sabucedo is a unique place. The whole village is an exhibition about the Galician wild horse and the famous Rapa das Bestas (a festival where the horses are vaccinated to prevent diseases and their mane is cut). If you want to observe these animals in their natural habitat, just follow the PR-G 197 Route of Codeseda-Rapa das Bestas in the direction of Peón and there you will find the herds of horses grazing in the wild.

The Curro (a wooden enclosure where the free horses are gathered) is the place where the Rapa das Bestas takes place. In Sabucedo there are two, the old enclosure and the new enclosure:

The old enclosure is located next to the parish church and dates back to 1779. It was Felipe Carabeo, the parish priest of Sabucedo and Liripio, who requested permission from the archbishop of Santiago for its building. Until that time, the atrium of the parish church was used as an enclosure, but this caused many problems. The old enclosure was in use for more than 200 years, until the opening in 1997 of a new enclosure, with a larger capacity.

A remarkable deciption of local etnography and culture comprising five millsand a saw. Inside the teacher’s sawmill we find the watermill, the sawmill and the oven to bake bread.
Vesacarballa watermills and the teacher’s sawmill are examples of the important role played by the river as an area of production and focal-point of many of the social interactions in the village.

A round tour of approximately 1 km near the river.

Group tours by reservation.

More information: 986 570 165

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