In the District of Sarrià, to the East of the province of Lugo, the lands of the municipality of Samos extends, What, located on the Camino de Santiago, He saw promoted its culture and its art today reflected in the famous monastery of Samos, always closely linked to its history.
Beauty is missing in this town that offers visitors a true spectacle of nature in the Valley of Louzara both saw Oribio. The first sport lovers can practice paragliding and speleology. The oldest archeological remains are the caves of Santalla, the castros of Loureiro and the medorras of Bustofrio and Trascastro.
The Camino de Santiago, It crosses the region from East to West, and it was the main driver of culture and art in this land famous for its monastery has always closely linked to its history. Its origins go back to the Visigothic period, by placing its foundation in San Marín Durmiense times. The monastery was abandoned around the year 714. Later King Alfonso II el Casto there spent his childhood.
Large proportions and austere construction is made in masonry slate. It has three architectural styles: the late Gothic, the Renaissance and the Baroque. To the latter belong the façade of the Temple in stone masonry. Possesses two bodies and they flank the door four Doric columns. The Church, the cloisters, Gallery, the sacristy and the whole make up one of the largest and most important architectural sites of Galicia. Near the monastery is the chapel of the Savior of the end of the ninth century and the beginning of the X. Mozarabic style with slate masonry made of horseshoe arches, and consists of nave and chancel.
Other churches are San Xil, Castrocan, Estraxiz, Formigueiros, Frollais, Gundriz, Loureiro, San Cristovo de Louzara, Montán, Pascais, San Cristovo and San Martiño do Real, beautiful example of Romanesque rural rectangular nave and apse of straight and round front, with irregular triumphal arch. Santo Estevo de Reiriz is Romanesque late XII.
Civil architecture has its best exponent in the pazo de Lusío, of the year 1551.
It has a wall that goes around the building perimeter, with a cover of arches and balcony.