If any municipality can be interpreted by the traveller as a mountain municipality, it is undoubtedly that of Verea, since there are many sceneries that frequently exceed one thousand metres in length and width, while, unlike the rest of the municipalities in the region, their lowest elevations hardly fall below seven hundred metres.
And it is precisely in its mountains where tourist interest reaches its true potential. One only has to place oneself in the loud and high “Outeiro de aguas” (which the writer defends as “Outeiro de eguas”) and start walking towards the “marco 21” to realize that “here winter has its home”, asking us in silence why these hills would not also embrace the boundaries of the Xurés Natural Park.
“Outeiro de Eguas”, “As catro Cruces”, “A Portela do Pau”… Everything is growing step by step until reaching the great dolmen landmark of southern Galicia: La Mota Grande. A spectacle that only some of us had the privilege of exploring inside, because now it is covered and waiting – perhaps impossible – for a great plan that will bring it to light as it deserves and turn the altiplano – with its more than 100 burial mounds – into a tourist resource of international dimension.
But Verea is more than just Mota Grande and the Serra do Leboreiro. It is a river. It is bread. It is literature in Cexo and in Orille, popular art. It could even be an example of industrial tourism if one day the good time comes for the only hydraulic sawmill that preserves this district.