Samos, Lugo

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Samos is a municipality in the province of Lugo in Galicia, Spain. It contains the village of Samos.


Royal Benedictine Abbey of St. Julian of Samos

Samos is located approximately 11 kilometers from Sarria and 45 kilometers from Lugo. This villa is a must for all pilgrims walking to Santiago de Compostela, and many sleep in the accommodation offered by the Benedictine monks at the Royal Benedictine Abbey of St. Julian of Samos, one of the most important religious centers of Galicia. This abbey is dated the sixth century, a period in which the Swabian territories inhabited what is now known as Galicia.

The municipality extends over 136 km² and the nearest town is Lugo, 43 km away.


Samos is located in a natural setting in a valley that leads into the mountains of Pedrafita. It crosses the Oribio river, a small river rich in eel and trout and one of the most representative dishes of the area.


Economically, Samos is sustained by agriculture and livestock, but hospitality is in a time of enormous growth. Its landscapes and quality of its typical products of the region are a major lure for rural tourism and gastronomy.

Civil parishes[edit]

City council of Samos
  • Castroncán (Santa Marta)
  • Estraxiz (Santiago)
  • Formigueiros (Santiago)
  • Freixo (San Silvestre)
  • Frollais (San Miguel)
  • Gundriz (Santo André)
  • Loureiro (Santa María)
  • Lousada (San Martiño)
  • Montán (Santa María)
  • Pascais (Santalla)
  • Reiriz (Santo Estevo)
  • Renche (Santiago)
  • Romelle (San Martiño)
  • Samos (Santa Xertrude)
  • San Cristovo de Lóuzara (San Cristovo)
  • San Cristovo do Real (San Cristovo)
  • San Mamede do Couto (San Mamede)
  • San Martiño do Real (San Martiño)
  • San Xil de Carballo (San Xil)
  • San Xoán de Lóuzara (San Xoán)
  • Santalla (San Xosé)
  • Suñide (Santa María)
  • Teibilide (San Xulián)
  • Zoó (Santiago)

Specimen trees[edit]

The ancient cypress found in the chapel next to the cemetery and the river was highlighted as it was planted while the chapel was built as a sign of spirituality.


  • San Bieito, June 11
  • Santa Basilisa, patroness of the monastery, January 9
  • Pilgrimage of San Roque in Santalla de Lóuzara, August 16

Coordinates: 42°44′N 7°18′W / 42.733°N 7.300°W / 42.733; -7.300