Gomesende is situated in the transition area between the open valleys of the Arnoia and the black waters of the Deva. Between the airs of Ramirás and the mists of Cortegada, where the Terra de Celanova begins to lose its name.
A Guía, O Pao, Fustás, Poulo, Sobrado, O Val, Arnoia Seca… Sound names, all of them, that invite us to play to discover them making fun of different horizons, because according to where we make the view turn, either to the north or to the south, to the east or to the west, in each bend of the old royal road or in each curve of the present road, enigmatic and absent will give us different landscapes.
Cerdal, O Viso… Places that hide in their entrails life and death, peace and war, light and shadow, wealth and misery of characters like “don Pepito Viso” or Manuel Álvarez, so far ahead of their time that they were able to make their fortune from where the river hides in the sun, even at noon.
Places that generated economy to raudales, thanks to the tin and the wolfram or to the mere passage of the river, and that today are silent witnesses of the absent presence of other not less sonorous names like the “Ponte Chancela” or the mine “A Sultana”.
It is definitely Gomesende, a land of transition that folds between two worlds. It seems that it is not there, but when it is found, it possesses enough enigmas not to leave anyone indifferent.