Fortress of Sande
Located on the Arnoia River, where it has splendid views of the canyons that form this river, it was the seat of a jurisdiction that included several parishes in the area. It was donated to the monastery of Celanova by Alfonso VII, nicknamed The Emperor, in 1141.
It is a medieval fortress that was specially conceived for the surveillance and defense of the lands of its jurisdiction, constituting one of the main vestiges of military architecture existing in the region, which certifies the importance of this in the Middle Ages, during the struggles between Spain and Portugal.
At present, a rectangular tower stands, declared of National Tourist Interest in 1949. Possibly it is a construction of late Gothic style, s. XIV, so it can be deduced from its padding and the semicircular arch of the door, in which it has decorated the arms and the shield of the surname Cure.
On its cultural side, it can be said that the Cure tower, whose origin was the medieval fortress that belonged to the Mosteiro, is located on a mound, from which you can see a wide panorama that already includes the land of Ribeiro, with the valleys of the Miño and Arnoia.