Vilalba is an ancient, noble town in a land filled with legend where the river and plain dominate the landscape. Nature offers itself up for your enjoyment at La Madalena, a river beach; Charca del Alligal, with its medicinal waters; and the areas along the many rivers flowing through this region. You can also explore the country roads of the Xistral Mountains and Mount Monseivane. The sea is just 45 minutes from this part of Lugo, with such exceptional spots as beautiful Las Catedrales Beach, which has been declared a natural monument. It is the most popular tourist attraction in Galicia after the cathedral at Santiago de Compostela.
You won't want to miss a visit to two of the nearest neighboring towns. Mondoñedo, 25 km away, is a small town with cobbled streets surrounded by green mountains. It has been declared an area of artistic and historical importance. The town's atmosphere is magical. In winter, the fog glides along narrow streets where time seems to stand still. And in summer, the lovely cathedral, which has been declared a national monument, shines even more brightly. Don't miss the chance to indulge your sweet tooth with a slice of delicious tarta de Mondoñedo (layered sponge cake, almond and sweet pumpkin tart). You will also love Lugo, 35 km away. Its Roman Walls have been declared a World Heritage Site because they are so well preserved. The city also boasts one of the best cuisines in Galicia, where tapas are like a religion.