The traveller will not know the name of Ramiras. However, he will have to go a little further into this municipality to realise that, orographically, Ramirás is synonymous with the valley. A valley of gentle hills that is watered by the river Arnoia on the way to the horizon and the sea.
A valley that has its preferential watchtower in the heights of the Silvaoscura mountain range, with two preponderant viewpoints on its slopes: those of San Paio dos Pitos and San Adrián, from which the traveller can contemplate the course of the river and the beyond in just one glance, for example, the Novelle, Trelle or Castromao reserves, all of which are vestiges of ancestral cultures.
Ramirás also has some legends that help to increase its attractiveness. The first and fundamental one has to do with the foundation of its “mosteiro”, that nowadays gives us in sobriety the other example of Romanesque that is conserved in the region and that in another time was a place of welcome for the old abbess of Santa Comba de Bande, the nun Onega, co-protagonist of a history “that first was licit, to the means was dishonest and to the ends scandalous” with her lover Odoyno, and that well could be a plot for a movie.
And to be told, it even has the Virgin of Guadalupe, in the corner of Abeledo, at the foot of the river Arnoia. As well as what is left of “A levada” from Paizás, an example of water management, the work of the monks of Celanova, and which testifies to the agricultural wealth of the valley.